Our morning tour did not go as planned but detoured to a lovely forested and steep hill in the middle of the city, where Santiago was founded in 1541. It is ringed with historical sites and botanical gardens. Here is one view from the top, and the Charles Darwin Garden, one of many along the winding pathways.
We ducked sprinklers as we wove through the many gardens on our way down, and found ourselves locked in! But a friendly city employee came over with a key and let us out of our virtual cage so we could stroll through the Santa Lucia neighborhood.