Admire a collection of sculptures by national and international artists, enjoy views of the Andes or watch live music events in this park in Providencia.
Relax on grassy lawns amid the peaceful confines of Sculpture Park (Parque de las Esculturas). Stroll past an interesting collection of contemporary sculptures and statues while you enjoy views up the Mapocho River toward the snow-peaked Andes mountain range. Watch live music performances during an annual jazz festival. The park stretches along a section of the Mapocho River in Santiago’s affluent Providencia suburb.
Discover a collection of about 40 modern sculptures. See busts, mythological animals and wooden, stone and metal pieces by both Chilean and international artists. Among the artists that may be represented are Chilean sculptors Federico Assler, Sergio Castillo and Marta Colvin. Informational plaques in Spanish accompany many of the sculptures and give the title of the piece and the name of the artist. See more art in the small gallery at the park’s main entrance.
Take a break from Santiago’s busy city life on green lawns and park benches. See local workers relaxing on their lunch break, students studying, couples enjoying picnics and groups of friends basking in the sun. Go to the banks of the Mapocho River to enjoy views toward the snow-capped Andes.
Visit the park in January for the annual open-air Festival Internacional de Jazz de Providencia (Providencia International Jazz Festival). Watch performances by notable jazz musicians, including Ralph Alessi and the Phil Woods Quintet.
Located in the Providencia suburb, the park is less than a 10-minute drive from Santiago’s city center. Access the outdoor museum via public transportation, including the metro and buses. The nearest metro stops, Pedro de Valdivia and Los Leones, are both a 10-minute walk away. A hop-on hop-off tourist bus also stops nearby.
The Sculpture Park and gallery are open daily. Unless a special event is scheduled, the park closes at dusk. Entrance to the gallery is free. After visiting the park, explore the Providencia suburb, famous for its architecture, nightlife and shopping districts.