National Zoo Swimming

Access by Metro Baquedano station, then Pio Nono street or Metro Pedro de Valdivia and then calle Pedro de Valdivia. It is the country’s largest urban park. With 880 meters, it offers an attractive and impressive view of the city of Santiago and its surroundings. At the peak of cerro San Cristobal is the image of the Virgin of the Inmaculada Concepcion, which measures 14 meters. height.

Among the attractions of the Metropolitan Park: Zoo, swimming pools, picnic, restaurants, playground, Chapel garden areas botanist. Funicular cable car if you go with children the pass by the National Zoo is impassable. In this sense it is best arrive early at Pio Nono, Barrio Bellavista, access to achieve to see 158 species and more than 900 animals. The monkeys, the White Tiger, Lions and elephants, are the most acclaimed by the public. Since the Summit and if the weather permits, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Santiago, especially now that after rain smog has been dissipated. Leverage up to the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, from where you have access to a different perspective.

Another attraction of the Hill is his aerial tram, which can be addressed at the station steps from the Virgin Summit. Composed of 72 cabins and 12 towers, the cable car the opportunity envelope fly Park up to 38 meters. height in 20 minutes. The Tupahue station, has access to the swimming pool Tupahue with its wall of stone and an artificial waterfall; the botanical Mapulemu garden and the Japanese garden. The casa de la cultura Anahuac offers all the weekends free artistic activities. The Gabriela Mistral square, also located in the tupahue zone, has playgrounds, a former locomotive and a water fountain, no doubt a corner which children will benefit. The metropolitan park boasts two restaurants: Camino Real, where the Wine Museum is located and it is possible to have lunch; and Divertimento, where you can enjoy more economic alternatives to eat, such as quiches and empanadas. Families and sportsmen will find in the cerro San Cristobal a point of convergence, since everything is ready for the comfort of both and without cost, such as equipped with stoves, drinking water (high hermit, low hermit and Summit) picnic areas and tables; and sports dressing-rooms with hot water. Other points of the ride are the Antilen swimming pool, the victory Tower, the environmental to the outdoors and the Leliantu nursery education classroom, as well as a many trails, gardens and squares scattered on the slope of the hill that invite to be travelled and enjoy life to the open air.