Santa Lucía Hill is a small hill located in the center of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east.
It was originally called Huelén by the pre-colonization inhabitants. However, the current name comes from the day in which Pedro de Valdivia conquered the hill, on December 13, 1540. That day celebrates “Santa Lucía“. On February 12th, Santiago de Nueva Extremadura was founded.
Its first use by its conquerors was as a point of reconnaissance, or a lookout in the years of the Conquista (1541).
Entry fee: Free
Visit hours: Monday to Sunday, from 9:00 to 20:00 hrs.
Metro: Santa Lucía, línea 1
Access: Santa Lucía street, where you will find an elevator that reaches Hidalgo Castle. From La Alameda, you can access by foot.