From hill to Metropolitan Park
Since Colonial times, Cerro San Cristóbal was a place of religiosity and pilgrimage, maintaining this role until today. However, it was not always as we know it today.
The “laying of the first stone” ceremony took place on November 24, 1923 at the initial station, located next to the Plaza Caupolicán.
Construction of the Funicular
The construction of the Funicular was one of the first steps towards the great transformation project of the Cerro San Cristóbal, its main role was to be able to transport people from the base to the top of the hill quickly, but also to offer them a privileged view of the city along the way.
On Saturday, April 25th, 1925, hundreds of people attended the official inauguration of the San Cristóbal Funicular, which was celebrated with a dinner in the Tudor room attended by Don Arturo Alessandri Palma along with 50 people.
The cars and materials of the funicular were brought from the Ceretti and Tanfani house in Milan, they had a capacity for 50 people differentiated in first and second class.
The Pope’s visit
On April 1, 1987, Pope John Paul II climbed to the summit of San Cristobal Hill to visit the Immaculate Conception Sanctuary.
On November 16, 2000, it is declared a Historical Monument for the value of its complex cable transport system and its importance as a patrimonial element of Santiago.
Turistik - Bidding
In this year Turistik was awarded the tender of Funicular Santiago to handle the operation for 10 years.
Santiago’s Funicular Team
This is the team that awaits you every day with the best attitude at the Funicular Santiago.