Lastarria and Santa Lucía Hill Walk (Self Guided), Santiago

Stretch your legs and see some superb architecture at the same time when you visit the Lastarria neighborhood. This smart Santiago residential area features neoclassical architecture, reminiscent of some European cities.

The locale is also noted for its bounty of book shops, artisan stores, independent theaters, excellent restaurants and trendy bars. Jose Victorino Lastarria Street, the main artery is a welcoming spot for its artisanal cafés and mid-to-high end restaurants. There is also a historical movie theater called El Biografo. Also worth checking out while you are in the neighborhood is Casa Taller, an unusual property by architect Luciano Kulczewski. It features battlements, a tower and chains.

Walk up Santa Lucía Hill, a small hill in the center of the city with a lot of history. This was one of the places where Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdia founded the city. There are wonderful views from the terraced gardens at its summit, which is at a height of 2,063 feet (629 meters). This elevated position is also home to a castle, squares, balconies, statues, fountains and a small church.

A highlight of the hill is the Terraza Caupolicán, the largest of all the terraces. Walk through a doorway that displays the King of Spain's coat of arms to get to the main Plaza Neptuno and its beautiful fountain.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Lastarria and Santa Lucía Hill Walk Map

Guide Name: Lastarria and Santa Lucía Hill Walk
Guide Location: Chile » Santiago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: MilaT
Calle Merced, Palacio Bruna

1) Calle Merced, Palacio Bruna

Calle Estados Unidos, Casa Kulczewski

2) Calle Estados Unidos, Casa Kulczewski

Calle José Víctorino, Restaurante Le Fournil

4) Calle José Víctorino, Restaurante Le Fournil

Calle José Victorino Lastarria

5) Calle José Victorino Lastarria

Calle José Víctorino Lastarria, Restaurante Casa Lastarrias

6) Calle José Víctorino Lastarria, Restaurante Casa Lastarrias

Calle José Víctorino Lastarria

7) Calle José Víctorino Lastarria

Cerro Santa Lucía, Castillo Hidalgo

8) Cerro Santa Lucía, Castillo Hidalgo

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