Urban Walker

Author: bearshapedsphere


Day 1 - Santiago


For those who like a challenge, a long walk and great views of the city, this day is a perfect option. The day starts at Baquedano, or Plaza Italia, and takes you straight up through Bellavista (see Bellavista guide for more details on what to do there), and has you entering the Parque Metropolitano or Cerro San Cristóbal, which a several hundred acre landscaped hill with impressive vegetation (much of it from Australia and New Zealand), long, uninterrupted walking paths or the main route up to the top, a swimming pool, gardens, a zoo, the chance to drink mote con huesillo (a traditional Chilean drink comprised of sweet peach punch with reconstituted dried peaches and wheat kernels) up top as you appreciate the view. The walk down is much easier, and in the end (if you follow the signs to Pedro de Valdivia), you'll end up in a posh neighborhood and pass a lovely open-air sculpture garden perfect for a rest or some photos.

Truly intrepid walkers can then walk down through the park along the river some km to arrive back to Baquedano, but if you're really hungry, you might head into Providencia for a snack first, and maybe take the redline metro back home.

For the less walking-inclined,click on the Cerro San Cristóbal link for another option, and for offroaders, click there as well.

Enjoy!


1

Barrio Bellavista

Location:

East of Mercado Central
Santiago, Chile


2

Cerro San Cristóbal

expert pick

Location:

Santiago, Chile

Phone:

2/730-1300


3

Parque Metropolitano

Location:

Pedro de Valdivia Norte
Providencia
Santiago, Chile

Phone:

+56 2 7776666


4

Piscina Tupahue

Location:

Interior Parque Metropolitano
Providencia
Santiago, Chile

Phone:

+56 2777 6666


5

Jardín Botánico Mapulemu del cerro San Cristóbal

Location:

Pedro de Valdivia Norte
Santiago, Chile


6

Jardin Zoologico

Location:

Cerro San Cristóbal, acceso por calle Pío Nono 450
Providencia
Santiago, Chile

Phone:

+56 2 7776666


7

Museo Parque de las Esculturas

Location:

Avenida Santa María 2201
Santiago, Chile


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