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“Awesome Views”

Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet
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Ranked #39 of 498 things to do in Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Awesome Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I went for a walk here and the views are incredible. Definitely don't want to take the normal way, but if you're fine exploring you won't regret it!

Visited June 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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“Walk and view Santiago from the top, and hey...it has different entrances”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

This is a great place to walk during weekends. So my advice, don´t take the regular regular way (in providencia up the hill) but go through Vespucio (makes a great walk from the hotel in las condes or vitacura). floow the vespucio norte route right until LA PIRAMIDE. Cross the bridge over the mapocho river and follow the path on the right hand. it will take you through a very short caged tunnel and ALAS...you will be there. It does make a great bicycle ride, or walk. You can go with family friendss or alone. TAKE MONEY (not credit cards) there are marvelous juices and you can also have free water all the way up. The walk has views of santiago,(when it does not have smog) and you can take different routes...all nice., Plus you see all the chileno families and people doing there weekend exercise! have fun.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank maria r
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“The Top Is Everything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

On the day I went up, the funicular was under maintenance, and so I decided to do the long (very long) walk up. It did not help that the temperature was 28 degrees Celsius, and that alternatives (but none the less steeper) alternative tracks were available. It was only because I saw a local take the second track off the road, that I realized alternatives were indeed possible. Actually, I would recommend this very track if you are walking, as it is mostly in bush, as opposed to the first (which I came down), which is not only steep, but in the open the entire time. I never felt unsafe, and neither was it listed in anything I had read as being an unsafe way to the top. Just very steep, and seemingly endless. Neither are the tracks, although well formed, well signed. In fact, for much of the time, it is pure guesswork. Once at the top however, once you have regained your breath, the view is quite spectacular, and rewarding for the effort put into getting there. If unprepared to walk to the top, and the funicular is not working, consider a taxi, as there is a road (almost) to the top.
Even if the funicular is working, consider doing the descent on foot through the bush, which means going straight ahead rather than turning left at the first intersection of the track.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great day of walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

We went here and walked up to the Virgin Statue. There is off road paths so you don't have to walk on the road. At the top there is some little stalls selling empandas and a local peach and apricot tea with wheat berries. So you can re-fuel if needed. There is a beautiful terrace garden of flowers before the Virgin. Great views of the city a clear day.

We then walked around the park and exited further up onto Pedro de Valdivia Norte. Just down this road on the corner of Santa Maria is a few sculpture park. It lies right next to the canal too.

From here we walked all the way back to central Santiago (Baquedano Metro) along the canal on the right hand side. The path ends on the left side after a few blocks. Really nice area to wander, especially on a clear day.

It was a really pretty walk, views all around, loads of little parks inside the park along the way, loads of locals doing exercise and enjoying their park. Maps are available at the information centre at the bottom of San Cristobal Hill, although if not entirely accurate, there are enough signs in the park to figure out where you are.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Emma C
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pleasant Afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I really like walking around Parque Metropolitano. It's fun to take a stroll and look at what the vendors have to sell. Located near a bunch of restaurants, too - there are some in Providencia and on the Cerro.

Visited April 2012
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