Santiago Metropolitan Park and Funicular Part 2


The Funicular to the top of San Cristóbal Hill

The Funicular to the top of San Cristóbal Hill

Atop San Cristóbal Hill are another couple surprises.  The most notable being the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.  This statue measures 72 feet/22 meters in height, and stands upon a 46-foot/14-meter tall pedestal:

The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary

Nearby is a sanctuary dedicated to the Immaculate Conception:

Immaculate Conception Sanctuary

Immaculate Conception Sanctuary

The Sanctuary Bell Tower is quaint enough to deserve a closeup:

Sanctuary Bell Tower

Sanctuary Bell Tower

Be sure to walk around the top of the hill for spectacular views of Santiago:

Framed View

Framed View

Eventually you’ll have to pry yourself away and head back down:

The Upper End Station

The Upper End Station

And, believe me, it is a long way down:

Looking Back on the Way Down

Looking Back on the Way Down

Don’t forget to enjoy the colorful flora along the way:

Flora Along the Way

Flora Along the Way

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