Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in Northern Santiago which consists of a large recreation area with many short walks through the park.
At its summit there is the immaculate conception statue and an amphitheatre for outdoor religious events.
The walk begins at the foot of the hill in the Providencia district and snakes around the hill along steep roads which are busy with bike and jogging traffic.
Various lookouts along the way give a view of Santiago, including its ever present smog.
The Costanera centre and surrounds from the lookout
Mote con huesilos
Looking up the hill to the statue
The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the chapel in the pedestal
The statue of Immaculate Conception and the Mobile Tower of Immaculate Reception
There is also a small church and amphitheatre near the statue for religious services.
Inside the church
From the statue you can also get great views of Santiago.
Santiago from the top of Cerro San Cristobal
Another view of Santiago with the Chilean flag
Heading back via the fernicular