Views. Everybody loves them!
There is something special about seeing a landscape from above, admiring how small and model-like it looks. And, cities are no exception. Whenever you visit a city, it’s always a challenge to try and find the best view to get that ‘wow’ feeling, to snap away at photos and gaze below to see what you can see.
Santiago de Chile is no exception. And the great thing about the city is that so many of these views are from nature, meaning you can climb to the top and really feel that everything gets smaller and smaller.
My favourite views can be seen from…
Cerro San Cristóbal:
A hill in the middle of the city, reached by foot or funicular.
Latin America’s highest (indoor) point boasts views across the city. These were taken during Spring, but I’ve seen amazing images in winter where all the snow-capped mountains are on display too!
Parque Natural Aguas de Ramón:
A beautiful natural park in Santiago with amazing views into the city from above. What’s even better is that you are surrounded by nature as you admire the city below.Cerro Manquehue:
The highest hill (though to me it looks like a mountain) in the valley of Santiago has the most jaw-dropping views of the city. These photos were taken way back in 2011, so I really need to go again!
This photo really isn’t great, but it was taken from a moving car. This view was totally unexpected as we drove back into Santiago and I gasped at the view out of the window.
Maybe not the best view in Santiago, but a special one to us as we see it everyday, and it always changes!
Where do you find your favourite views?
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Wow that is quite a view!
Beautiful 🙂 Cerro San Cristóbal holds a special place in my heart as it was the last view I saw before leaving South America for New Zealand! I want to go back!! 🙂
Aww, how lovely! Hope you get to come back 🙂
Those are some pretty cool views and the sunsets are just amazing!! I’m a sunset chaser and even posted some of mine as well! Check it out! 🙂 https://caliglobetrotter.wordpress.com/2015/07/14/best-travel-sunsets/
Thank you! I remember that lovely post of yours 🙂
nice views! and the one from your flat is pretty cool too:)
Thanks Tanja! 🙂
Amazing views! I especially love the sunset photos.
Thanks Clare! I can never get enough of the sunsets, they are beautiful 🙂
What a lovely skyline collection. That panorama is my fav!
Glad you enjoyed it, it was fun to put them together! 🙂
Those sunsets.. wow!!
So addicted to them! 🙂
Santiago looks HUGE in your pictures! I always love to look at cities from above – especially if the view is as gorgeous as this!
It is huge! The population is 7 million so it is big! I also love city views 🙂
All of those views of Santiago are so breathtaking! I love how you can see all the mountains around the city, but the sunsets from your flat are absolutely beautiful!
Aren’t they just? We always feel so lucky to have the view that we do!
Crazy beautiful – I would go as far as to say you have a FANTASTIC view from your flat! I never knew how much I would miss looking at the mountains until I moved to this (mostly) flat lil’ country 😉
Thanks so much, Cynthia! Love our view so much 🙂 The feeling of gazing at mountains really is special.
Love this view recap. Such a great idea!! And you do have a wanderful view from your apartment!
Thank you!! Excited to see those mountains ago, they always look different 🙂
Love the mist settling over the city. You have a pretty good view from your apartment!!
I would love to tell you that it was mist… But it’s smog 😦 There is a big pollution problem in Santiago due to the bowl shape of the city.
Haha my romantic imagination! That’s a shame though, it looks like a pretty big problem.
Eeek, I like to pretend it is mist too 😉
You have some amazing views from your apartment!
We are very lucky indeed!
Some of my favorite Santiago views! Seeing Santiago from above really is a special experience! I think my favorite view is from my very only balcony, but maybe that’s just because it’s unique to me as well 😀
Your balcony view is pretty amazing!! 😀
Gorgeous! I love seeing mountains, and sometimes think they provide some of the best backdrops! Thanks for sharing your view!
Totally agree, mountains make me so happy! 🙂
LOVE your photos! i’m a sucker for a pretty view. especially a sunset. sunsets give me all the feels. enjoy london!!
Thanks so much, Carrie! Good views are the best!! 😀
These are some gorgeous views. I like that there are some indoor plus outdoor ones so you can enjoy them in all seasons. You already know I think the view from your flat is amazing – in fact I think it’s my favourite! Not even making that up. I think it’s cool that you can see some city close up and some mountains far away. And those sunsets! How do you ever move away from your window!
Thanks so much! I feel incredibly lucky to have such a clear view of those gorgeous mountains. It has actually become a full on addiction!
Wow, so many amazing spots! And I have to say I think the views from your flat are right up there 🙂
Thanks Jessi! I feel lucky everyday to have such a great view 🙂