Castillo Hidalgo, Santiago

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Enjoy panoramic views over Santiago at Castillo Hidalgo. Built on the command of the Governor of Chile in 1816, the hilltop fort was designed to defend Spanish colonial interests from nationalist forces. After the country gained independence, the fort was renamed after fallen captain Manuel Hidalgo. For a building designed for defense, the fort displays ostentatious architecture, indicative of late Spanish colonialism. Shaded garden areas surround the fort, with the city laid out at the foot of the hill. Castillo Hidalgo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Santiago Edition.
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  • If you got the climb behind you, you would have liked to have taken a look inside the Castillo that was not possible. But also significant from the outside.
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  • On the edge of the Lastarria district you will find this park on a hill. If you come on foot then you have some climbing for the feet. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the city. The whole is not very big and if you are near take the trouble!
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  • Great place to visit! True Oasis from the busy streets of Santiago and don't forget to visit the trendy la starria neighborhood after you're done. Don't miss out on climbing all the way to the top for a great panoramic view!
  • What a wonderful oasis in the heart of the big city! My wife and I took a stroll through Castillo Hidalgo and the rest of the park on our first day in Santiago, Chile. It blew us away. Expecting a small, square type of park, we were pleasantly surprised when welcomed by the various flora and the breathtaking views from atop the castle.
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