Santiago Things to Do

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  • 1. Cerro San Cristobal

    If you are visiting Santiago in Chile one of the highlights has to be the Cerro San Cristobal. The hill of Cerro San Cristobal can be reached by foot, by car via the road or by riding the funicular....

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  • 2. Plaza de Armas

    The Plaza De Armas is more than a plaza, it is the heart and soul of Santiago. The size alone of the square is impressive compared to other plazas in South America. Within the space of the plaza there...

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  • 3. Cerro Santa Lucia

    The expedition to the Kingdom of Chile led by Pedro de Valdivia came to the Central Valley in December 1540. After exploring the vicinity of Mapocho river, on December 13th, 1540, the expedition...

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  • 4. La Moneda

    La Moneda, is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile and houses the offices of three cabinet ministers. It was originally built as the colonial mint with construction starting in 1784. The...

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  • 5. Cajon del Maipo

    My friend and I booked the "wine tour" package at Cascada de las Animas, an eco-tourism resort in the Cajón del Maipo. The wine tour includes transportation to / from Santiago, a tour of the Concha y...

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  • 6. Metropolitan Cathedral

    The site for the cathedral of Santiago was nominated as far back as 1541. Construction of the current church was started in 1748 and it was consecrated in 1775. The facades were added in 1780 and by...

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  • 7. Mercado Central

    Santiago's Mercado Central was opened on September 15th, 1872, by President Federico Errázuriz Zañartu, to house the Palace of Arts. Its construction took ten years, as the metalwork was made in...

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  • 8. Barrio Bellavista

    Crossing the Pio Nona across the Rio Mapocho, you reach the Barrio Bellavista, Santiago's Bohemian Neighbourhood and at the foot of Cerro San Cristobal. Barrio Bellavista has some of the best bars and...

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  • 9. Iglesia De San Francisco

    A little bit further along the big and busy Avenido Libertador Bernardo O'Higgings, you can se the oldest church of the city : The Iglesia San Francisco. This Iglesia San Francisco dated from the...

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  • 10. Las Chascona - Pablo Neruda's House

    La Chascona is one of Pablo Neruda's residences. You can only explore the house on a guided tour but it's worth paying for. The house has a nautical theme throughout and the name, La Chascona, is...

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  • 11. Museo de Bellas Artes

    This is a small but very nice art museum focusing on Latin American art. Not worth a special effort but well worth a drop in if within the neighborhood. The building itself is one of the prime...

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  • 12. Museo Pre Columbian

    Excellent but small (as all museums in Santiago were) museum of Native American Art, specializing in the advanced cultures of South and Central America. Part of the attraction here is the colonial...

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  • 13. Concha Y Toro Vineyards

    There are many vineyards and wineries aound Santiago but if you are short of time a visit to Concha y Toro is probably the best. It is definitely set up for tourists but the tour of the grounds and...

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  • 14. Basilica de la Merced

    The ornate pulpit of Basilica de la Merced really deserves an extra tip for its special architecture and its extra fine works of art. Just click on my photographs in order to enlarge them and enjoy...

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  • 15. Casa Colorada

    The Casa Colorada, built in 1769, is one of the most nicely preserved colonial buildings in Santiago. Again, not only has it survived the city's extreme modernization, it also made it through several...

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  • 16. Barrio Paris Londres

    Behind the Iglesia San Francisco, you find a very special quarter. It is named the Barrio Paris-Londres. It is nice to make a detour to walk along the cobbled stone streets and watch the architecture...

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  • 17. Nueva York

    If the charming cobblestoned streets of Barrio Paris-Londres are reminescent of the Old World, Calle Nueva York definitely has more to do with The Big Apple! Indeed, at the corner of calle La Moneda...

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  • 18. Biblioteca National

    When you descend from The Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santo Lucia), you can not miss the National Library (Bibliotheca nacional); it is located along the Avenido Libertador General Bernardo...

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  • 19. Vin del Mar

    COMO LLEGAR En Santiago, la capital chilena, los buses hacia Viña del Mar se abordan en el terminal Alameda, en la avenida que lleva el mismo nombre. Los vehículos salen cada 15 minutos y el costo del...

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  • 20. Estacion Mapocho

    The beautiful Estacion Mapocho was built in 1912 to celebrate Chile's 100 years of independence. It was first built to become the city's train station for the Santiago-Valparaiso railway, but as...

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  • 21. Palacio Cousino

    Not far from Toesca subway station is Palacio Cousino. It was a palace that featured big in Santiago's high Society in the late 18th Century when it was built for dona Isidora Goyenechea. Goyenechea...

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  • 22. Skiing

    How to get there: Toma la autopista urbana Costanera Norte, después Av. Kennedy y luego Av. Las Condes hasta el camino a Farellones. Sigue hasta la curva 40 y toma el desvío a Valle Nevado, desde...

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  • 23. Valparaiso

    Valparaíso is one of the most important Chilean harbours, and is the see of Chilean Congress. The picture shows some pelicans near the harbour. Valparaíso es uno de los puertos más importantes de...

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  • 24. Parque de las Esculturas

    Of all the parks that you find in Santiago, the Park the Sculptures was one of prettiest and original. In all its extension you find sculptures, of different sculptor’s tendency very very original....

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  • 25. Puerto Montt

    Puerto Montt is a relatively new city in Chilean colonial history. It was founded by German colonists in 1853 and named after Manuel Montt, President of Chile between 1851 and 1861. The city is...

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