These pics were taken in 2009 when I was in Chile, I was facinated with the statue of the Virgin Mary as it is a massive size and at night when lit up can bee seen all over Santiago .Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in northern Santiago, Chile. It rises 880 m AMSL and about 300 m above the rest of Santiago; the peak is the second highest point in the city, after Cerro Renca. Its original indigenous name was Tupahue. It was named by the Spanish conquistadors for St Christopher, in recognition of its use as a landmark.
At the peak, there is a church with an amphitheater, and a 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary inaugurated in 1908, financed by private contributions and cast in France. Pope John Paul II gave mass there in 1987. There is a viewpoint allowing for fantastic views of the city, specially during the summer or after it rains.
At its foothills are the Metropolitan Zoo and a Japanese-style garden, and up there are also two municipal pools, Tupahue and Antilén.
Cerro San Cristóbal houses Santiago’s largest public park: Parque Metropolitano (Metropolitan Park). The last pic is of the Cathedral in Santiago centre, a beautiful Cathedral with frescoes adorning the ceilings and walls.