Santiago

Parque Forestal

Parque Forestal is a refreshing strip of green along the Mapocho River and accessible easily from within Santiago city.

Designed to Showcase Nature

Parque Forestal was designed by Jorge Dubois who trained in France and introduced admirable elements from regal European gardens.  Open all through the year, the park dons various hues in each season, making it a go-to destination any time.

Sandwiched between two busy city roads, Parque Forestal is a slim strip of reclaimed land that features manicured lawns, great leafy trees and right in the heart of the city with serene walking routes that meander past heritage monuments, museums and cascading fountains.

Monuments and Museums

The most important structure here is the stately Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or National Museum of Fine Arts established in 1880. This fine building also houses the Museum of Contemporary Arts as well as the School of Fine Arts.

This popular park is frequented by visitors as well as locals for family picnics, a leisurely stroll or for jogging and biking.