World's Most Beautiful City Parks
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While Cerro San Cristobal and Cerro Santa Lucia deliver the best city views, Parque Quinta Normal is an underappreciated gem—and full of locals. The family-friendly park’s museums include the hands-on Museum of Science and Technology and the Railway Museum with 14 steam engines. You can paddle around the lagoon or check out the stands of Monterey pines, Babylonian willows, and sequoias from the park’s origins as a nursery for imported species in the 1840s.