This is the exterior of the boutique hotel we were at.
A few blocks away was the Cerro Santa Lucía. A great area to visit, and get excellent views from.
After the initial climb, then some flat park like area.
We were going to pop into the Castillo Hidalgo, but there were Police everywhere. It seems a meeting of Latin American Finance Ministers was being held there.
The entrance to the Castillo Hidalgo.
Then another steep climb to the top.
A great view of the city from here.
Sadly there is graffiti everywhere, including on the plants!
A little ancient church on the hill.
Many of the Police around this area are on horseback. A majority of the officers are female, or at least the ones we saw.
Neptune’s Terrace towards the far end. Very beautiful.
And at the entrance at the far end.
This park stretches for several blocks, and is a popular place to relax.
It has one of their many museums and art galleries in it.
More of the park area.
A fountain and statue to Rubén Darío. He was a famous Latin American poet.
And the front of the fountain that is near out hotel. Took around three hours to do both parks, plus an art gallery.
Tags: Chile, DPF, Latin America