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Private Day Trip: Valparaiso Experience with Boat Ride
"Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel before heading out to start the day. After boarding the vehicle drive along the coast line of Viña del Mar. Upon your arrival ride up one of the traditional funiculars to Cerro Alegre. There you will enjoy a warm cup of coffee and biscuits on a terrace with a beautiful view of the port and old town. Once you are satiated your guide will lead you on a short adventure through a colorful labyrinth of backstreets small shops and art galleries. The different observing promenades on the hills of this avant-garde town all have great colorful views and are unique locations for panorama pictures. After a gourmet lunch with an exclusive view of the port
From $190.00
 
Casablanca Valley Wine Tour: Emiliana and Bodegas RE Winery Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 9am to begin your wine tasting tour. Start at Emiliana Organic Vineyards the first Chilean winery to obtain a certification of organic and biodynamic agriculture. They are also the biggest producer of organic wines worldwide. Walk among the grapevines learn how to differentiate between them and learn why chickens sheep and alpacas roam freely between the vines. For the tasting you will have the opportunity to try four different wines finishing with their premium red Coyam.After your tasting at Emiliana
From $165.00
 
Isla Negra and Pomaire Day Trip from Santiago
"We first head to the coast to Isla Negra home to Pablo Neruda’s museum beach house. Pablo Neruda a Nobel Prize winner passed away in 1973. He left behind his remarkable collections both in writing and in physical objects divided over his 3 houses. In his beach house you will find over 3.500 collected memorabilia such as masks
From $210.00

Iglesia De San Francisco Tips (14)

Gabriela Mistral gift

Gabriela Mistral won the Nobel Price of Literature and donated the golden medal and document of the prize to the church of San Francisco. You can see it inside. I did not, I did not know this fact...
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jorgejuansanchez
Jan 06, 2016

San Francisco monastery

Apart from the church, the first built in Chile (by Pedro de Valdivia), I also visited the monastery, just annexed. I paid a little fee and entered the patio and the rooms with many paintings and...
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jorgejuansanchez
Dec 17, 2015

Oldest church in the city

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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filipdebont
Apr 04, 2011

The oldest church in Santiago

La Iglesia de San Francisco, dating back to 1572, is the oldest standing colonial building in Santiago. It has survived the earthquakes that have destroyed the Catedral Metropolitana no less than four...
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Jefie
Sep 24, 2008

one of the oldest churches in Santiago

Dont miss to take a look at Iglesia San Francisco, which is one of the oldest churches of Santiago. The gates are open during the day and you can enter freely and without restrictions, also...
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globetrott
Apr 18, 2008

Museo Colonial San Francisco

Museo Colonial San Francisco was built inside the former franciscan monastery next to Eglesia San Francisco and it is really worth seeing ! The museum is divided into several rooms and you will enter...
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globetrott
Apr 18, 2008

The oldest church

The lovely red-walled church of Saint Francis (Iglesia de San Francisco) is the oldest building in all Santiago. It has stood on the Almeda for more than 400 years and whilst it has seem much...
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TheWanderingCamel
Oct 16, 2005

Templo Basicilica de la Merced

The temple la Merced was the most sumptuous temple of Santiago where important people were buried. Have several works of art. In the lateral door of the church it is left an old convent, it is today...
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ezaguryk
Mar 04, 2005

Iglesia de La Merced - La Merced Church

Localizada a poucas quadras da Catedral Metropolitana, esta igreja construida em homenagem a La Merced que e uma santa muito presente nas colonizações espanholas mas realmente nao sei do que se trata,...
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dargains
Sep 29, 2004

Iglesia de San Francisco - Igreja de Sao Francisco

Marco de um dos distritos mais tipicos da capital chilena a Igreja de Sao francisco impressiona pela sua simplicidade Marco de uno los districtos mais tipicos de la capital chilena, la Iglesia de San...
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dargains
Sep 29, 2004

Iglesia de La Merced

I said it once, and I say it again: I've got a thing for old churches.This particular church is located at the corner of Merced and Mac-Gyver streets, quite close to the Plaza de Armas. It's a...
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IIGUANA
Jan 20, 2004

Iglesia de San Francisco

Built between 1586 and 1628 under the supervision of Fray Antonio, this Franciscan temple is one of the oldest pieces of architecture to be found in Chile. Though it has stood up to the many...
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IIGUANA
Nov 21, 2003
 
 
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Travel to Mendoza from Santiago

I really enjoyed the drive between Mendoza and Santiago and think it is a very scenic trip. We did it in our own car and I know that all we had to do was purchase travel insurance just before the...
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I am living in Chile currently (but am not Chilean) and I really love this place. I wouldn't leave it off any itinerary to South America. What I would recommend to travellers trying to decide where to...
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Turistik Bus Tours

I have been asked by VT visitors to Santiago for information on city tours. In terms of tours this is a relatively new thing to Santiago. There is a company I have seen driving double decker buses...
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Selva Viva

On the school holidays I decided to take my kids to Selva Viva as I had passed by the locale inside Parque Araucano on a number of occasions and I thought it might be an interesting activity for...
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Palacio Cousino

Palacio Cousiño is a beautiful mansion; it belongs to Family Cousiño, one of the richest families of Chile. This ancient building is open to the public, and there you can find furniture, finery,...
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Torre Entel

Santiago Landmark along Alameda. This tower can serve as a landmark to navigate by. It was built in 1974 as a TV antenna tower and was at the time the tallest structure in Santiago at 418 feet. ...
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