1917

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.

1923

First Stone

The “laying of the first stone” ceremony took place on November 24, 1923 at the initial station, located next to the Plaza Caupolicán.

1923

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.

1925

Inauguration

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.

1968

The cars

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.

1987

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.

2000

Historic Monument

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.

2013

Turistik - Bidding

In this year Turistik was awarded the tender of Funicular Santiago to handle the operation for 10 years.

2020

Santiago’s Funicular Team

This is the team that awaits you every day with the best attitude at the Funicular Santiago.

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