Cerro Santa Lucia
In the middle of the historic center of Santiago, the 6 lane road splits around the green island of Cerro Santa Lucia.

When a friend from Santiago mentioned that we we're walking toward a cerro (mountain), we all gave him a bit of flack, expecting a glorified bump with a couple trees.

Up a ways in the park, the cerro becomes an incredible mix of geology and architecture. Although the cerro had been used as a lookout point since the days of the conquistadores, the impressive Fuerte Hidalgo was constructed in 1820. In 1872, many additions to the initial structure along with the overall design of the park were completed by architect, Manuel Aldunate.

Ellie flawlessly navigating the slippery stairs.

1 comment:

  1. We've never met, but I'm a friend of your parents, and I just wanted to say I'm really enjoying your blog. Great photos, great commentary... It makes me want to travel, and worse, it makes me want to be in my 20s again. What an adventure!

    Safe travels.



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