Santiago Metropolitan Park and Funicular Part 1


Funicular Lower Station

Funicular Lower Station

About half an hour’s walk from our apartment in Santiago’s Metropolitan Region is the Metropolitan Park and its funicular to the top of San Cristóbal Hill.  San Cristóbal Hill rises some 985 feet/300 meters above the surrounding city, topping out at nearly 2,990 feet/880 meters above sea level.  In other words, the view at the top make this a must-see, must-photograph.

Leaving the Station

Leaving the Station

It’s a long trek uphill.

Steep Climb

Steep Climb

And as the lower station recedes from view the city spreads out before your eyes.

Through the Woods

Through the Woods

Along the way the view just gets better and better.

Santiago

Santiago

Eventually you make it to the top.

The City Below

The City Below

Indeed, the view from the top makes even Santiago’s tallest building look somehow smaller:

64-story Gran Torre Santiago — Tallest Building in Santiago

64-story Gran Torre Santiago — Tallest Building in Santiago

Here is a teaser to tide you over until Wednesday:

Gargoyle

Gargoyle

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