The Cerro San Cristóbal hill is the crown jewel of the natural areas in both Santiago de Chile and the country as a whole. It is located at the top of the Metropolitan Park of Santiago and occupies approximately 722 hectares. The Cerro San Cristóbal hill is made up of several mountains, neighbours to the Chacarillas and Los Gemelos hills.The top of the mountain is guarded by a large statue of the Virgin of Cerro San Cristóbal, symbol of the Chilean capital and visible from any point in the city. This area offers spectacular views and therefore has several viewpoints at the top, such as the Costanera Centre lookout. This urban park has dozens of tourist attractions for enjoying a day outdoors. At the Cerro San Cristóbal hill, you can find trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and even an astronomical observatory. This is one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in the city and each year it attracts thousands of visitors and nature lovers. You can reach the top of Cerro San Cristóbal hill by going for a pleasant walk through Metropolitan Park. Along the way you will find several outdoor public pools, the Japanese Garden, the Botanical Garden and the National Zoo of Chile, where about 1,000 animals peacefully coexist. To get to the top of the Cerro San Cristóbal hill faster, you can use the funicular or cable car service. Some visitors also choose to use their own mode of transport, such as a bicycle, motorcycle or car. You will find a Saba car park in the area. These public car parks are open 24 hours a day and are located near the city’s main tourist attractions.