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Taking the funicular is the best and easiest way to get up to Cerro San Cristobal. Mostly a lot of people are queuing up for the tickets there and at the ticket-counter you have to buy also the tickets for the cablecar between Cerro San Cristobal and Pedro de Valdivia Norte, at the other side of the hill.
The ride of the funicular takes about 15 minutes and includes a stop at the upper-entrance to the Zoo.
between 10.30am and 08.00pm
There is a cablecar between the top-station of Cerro San Cristobal and Pedro de Valdivia Norte, an area with lots of villas by rich people, it is a nice area to take a walk or simply enjoy the view from the cablecar. From the funicular you have to go about 5 minutes in order to get to the cablecar and it is best to buy the tickets already at the cashier of the funicular, so you dont have to queue up again. A gondola takes up to 4 persons, as long as they are slim enough, for 2 this size is just perfect.
Those gondolas are not all-time-fixed to the rope, but are able to stop untill they are loaded without stress (by elderly people or small children) and then they will be fixed again and start the journey.
For handicapped people in wheelchairs the problems will start already with the funicular !
There is this lift from the city of Santiago to Cerro Santa Lucia and the best about it is : It is totally free of charge !
I took the lift twice, because I wanted to walk down the 2 different paths : first the one that takes you to the national Library via the neptun-fountain and finally the path at the other side, where you will step down to The japanese garden and finally to Lastarria.
between 10.00am and 02.00pm and then again
between 03.00pm - 06.00pm
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