The Santa Lucia Hill is one of the most visited public parks by national and foreign tourists, being one of the most recognizable icons of the capital and the country. He is a silent witness of the development that the city of Santiago has had since the arrival of the Spanish conquerors to the Mapocho Valley, on December 13, 1540. Huelén called by the natives of the area, it was in his skirts where the conqueror Pedro de Valdivia established his camp before founding Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura. The Santa Lucia Hill changed its rugged appearance in 1872, thanks to the mayor of Santiago Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, who turned it into an attractive walk.
In addition to various tree species, ornamentation of European origin and relics of the Chilean colonial past, on the Santa Lucia Hill, attractive spaces, such as Hidalgo Castle, and the Neptune and Caupolicán terraces stand out. Free bilingual tours are held on Sunday and Monday at 10:00 a.m.
We are only 18 minutes walking around Santiago and the nature that surrounds the Hill.