Reflection #552 – Santiago Statue of the Virgin Mary

Santiago

Not quite as large or impressive or well-known as Christ the Redeemer in Rio, this statue of the Virgin Mary overlooks the gorgeous city of Santiago, Chile.

We took the funicular up the hill and it provided a panoramic view of the entire city. I love a funicular, and this was one of the best I’ve been on.

At the top of San Cristobal Hill, where the statue is located is a nice park to walk around, and many vendors and cafes. It’s a great little jaunt if you are in the city.

Down below, where you pick up the funicular, is the zoo, some pools, places to take the kids or just take a relaxing day off.

Have you been to Santiago? Did you take the funicular? I heard that this year, they are renovating it, and I’m not sure when it will be finished.

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