In Santiago you can do...
In Santiago you can do everything: if you wanna sightseeing, you can do it without problems (big problems, because you have to take care of you like all cities of 6 million inhabitants). City is the safest in Latin America and health stantards are the best too, don't worry.
You can begin a city tour in old dowtown, Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins, Mall Paseo Ahumada and Paseo Huérfanos (a lot of shops, restaurants, cinemas, theaters). Plaza de Armas and Santa Lucía Hill.
after visit old neighborhoods in downtown: República, París Y Londres, Concha Y Toro, Brasil, and Parque Forestal, neoclassical neighborhoods of the old rich people. Visit Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of New Arts, almost the same construction like Petit Palais in Paris (Forestal Park).
After you can visit the Santiago's Latin Quartier: Bellavista, full of restaurants, museums, theaters.
Santiago Zoo located in Baquedano metro station (Italy Square) and the Virgin in San Cristobal Hill, the biggest park inside a city in the world, you can see all the city and the Andes Mountais.
After, you can go to Providencia, fashionable area to shop almost everything, good restaurants and stores.
New zone of Santiago called Sanhattan (Manhattan of Santiago) is El Golf, Vitacura, El Bosque, Apoquindo, Las Condes and Kennedy neighborhoods.
The biggest and good shopping centers are Alto Las Condes and Parque Arauco. This year Costanera Center Shopping will be open (will be the most luxurous and biggest).
You can enjoy all Santiago's option of a big city like this, but if you wanna do other things: you have to get up to mountains and ski in Valle Nevado, Farellones, La Parva, Colorado, located to 50 kms aproximated from downtown.
Viña del Mar, fashionable resort of 400.000 inhabitants (1 million in Valparaiso Metropolitan Area) is really good city, Valparaiso and its hills, its downtown inspirated in London, UK, and this european sensation is very good.
Constructed between 1870 and 1878 For Don Luis Cousino and his wife Isadora Goyenechea, this construction dazzle to the society of Santiago, by his majesty, and also due to his advance technological (the first elevator make in Chile) surprised the luxury of his hall, with wall cover in velvet and silk embroider.
Fue construido entre 1870 y 1878 Para don Luis Cousino y su esposa Isadora Goyenechea, esta construcción deslumbro a la sociedad de santiago, por su majestuosidad, y también como en adelantos tecnológicos (el primer ascensor fabricado en chile. Sorpréndete el lujo de sus salones, con paredes forradas en terciopelos y sedas bordadas
São como eles chama os onibus en Santiago, são todos amarelinhos, e custam 330 pesos chilenos ou R$1,50, a frota esta para ser substituida por completo então não sei como serão os novos.
Se llaman micro nos buses de la ciudad de Santiago, son todos amarillos e custan 330 pesos chilenos o U$0,50, estan se cambiando los buses por isso no se como seran los nuevos micros.
The buses in Santiago are called Micros, they are all yellow and can get you pretty much anywhere in the city, they cost U$ 0,50. They are changing all buses so idon´t know how they gonna look in the future.
Swiss food is better than in Switzerland
The service is impeccable, the fondue was delicious. The View overlooking the sun set over the Andes - incredible. The Chocolate Fondue . . . Both milk and dark presented with fresh fruits (apples, pears, bananas, kiwi), cakes, marshmellows and apple fritters. A gastronomic feast for the tastebuds especially if you are a chocaholic!
A real gem !
The museum had a fantastic collection of pre-columbian art.The early textile fabrics were amazing and the early pottery simply beautiful.This is a must do whilst in Santiago.The museum is well laid out and easy to view.Most artifacts were donated by the Larain family personel collection.You only need about one hour here as the museum is rather small.