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Cerro Santa Lucia- Witness to the Conquest of Chile - Free Tour

Your guru: Jaime
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Chile
  • Santiago
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Jaime

I am a 44-year-old freelancer, who has had the opportunity to travel around some parts of the world and I have known the Tip Based Walking Tour system, a medium that has caught my attention and I want to replicate it in my country, together with the kindness and hospitality that characterize the Chilean. About me, I am a nice guy, and I like being a good host with the visits... More »

I am a 44-year-old freelancer, who has had the opportunity to travel around some parts of the world and I have known the Tip Based Walking Tour system, a medium that has caught my attention and I want to replicate it in my country, together with the kindness and hospitality that characterize the Chilean. About me, I am a nice guy, and I like being a good host with the visits I receive from other places, which has allowed me to experience the possibility of presenting my city and its surroundings. As a result, I want to take advantage of this and be able to guide you through Chile, from north to south, from its beautiful beaches to its ancient glaciers.

About the tour

This Tour begins at the foot of Cerro Santa Lucia, Geo - basaltic site, which glimpsed the first steps of humanity millions of years ago. This massif was later known as Cerro Huelén, ceremonial center of the Inca culture and the Mapuche culture. We will delve into the mystery of its tunnels and climb its historic stairways, built in the 19th century by Mayor B. Vicuña Mackenna, as a way of recreating French culture in these lands. We will make a couple of stops on the terraces of Dios Neptuno, to admire the architectural beauty of the eponymous fountain, and then the Caupolicán terrace, which consecrates the Mapuche people and their resistance against the Spanish conquest of the 16th century. In the same way, we will appreciate the monument to the Chilean indigenous and we will discuss its mysteries. We will continue walking through the old railroad passage to reach the gates of Castillo Hidalgo, to finish the tour at the exact place of the foundation of Santiago by Don Pedro de Valdivia in 1541.

Meeting point
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How to find me: We will meet at the SANTA LUCIA Metro Exit (Line 1 - Red), south exit next to the National Library. I will wear a black shirt or hat and cap, both with the legend "Chile". (Corporate clothing in the photos)
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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What's the price?

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