Santa Lucía Hill Free Tour
Discover the monuments, fountains and fascinating history of Santa Lucía Hill on our free tour. You'll see lots of amazing views of Santiago de Chile while exploring one of its most famous urban parks.
Santa Lucía Hill Free Tour
At the scheduled time, we'll meet next to the Santa Lucía metro station and, from there, head to the hill of the same name. All of Santiago de Chile's most famous parks are found in this area, which is full of fascinating stories yet to be discovered.
Our tour of Santa Lucía Hill will begin with the mural dedicated to the Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945. We'll then climb to the top of the hill via the beautiful staircase at the Neptune Terrace. Here, we'll see a magnificent fountain dedicated to the god of the high seas.
As we make our way up the hill, we'll admire incredible panoramic views of Santiago de Chile. After passing by the old station of the National Institute of Seismology and the well-known Horse's Gate, we'll arrive at the statue of The Heretics. This sculpture marks the spot where those who didn't follow the Catholic faith were buried.
We'll then visit Hidalgo Castle, which was built in the early 19th century under the orders of the governor of Chile. Nearby, we'll find the hill's chapel, where we'll see the tomb of Intendant Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna. This figure was the driving force behind the transformation of the hill into an urban park.
After visiting the chapel, we'll pass by the basaltic remains of the hill and the Spanish Gate on our way to the statue of the Mapuche leader Caupolicán.
Having spent 2 hours exploring Santa Lucía Hill, we'll finish our free tour at the Pedro de Valdivia Rock, the monument that marks the spot where Santiago was founded in 1541.
1 hour 45 minutes - 2 hours.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us .
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Santa Lucía metro station.