Founded in 1879, Confitería Torres has quite some claim to fame. Not only is it a national landmark favored by successions of Chilean presidents, but it claims to be the oldest cafe in Chile.
One of Santiago's most charming "micro barrios" is Concha y Toro, a neighborhood within Barrio Brasil in Downtown.
Throughout the month of May, Barrio Providencia is celebrating 116 years. To mark the occasion, the neighborhood is laying on a range of free activities.
Barrio Franklin is a popular area of the south of Santiago, the Chilean capital.
An up-and-coming pocket of Santiago, Barrio Italia attracts city dwellers with a flare for fashion.
An image search of "Santiago" produces myriad variations on the familiar sight of snow capped Andes overlooking the capital's skyscrapers.
Foto Ruta is a new concept in city exploration and tourism. Foto Ruta now runs urban exploration tours and experiences in Santiago, and use the medium of photography to help participants get under the skin of the city.
Industrial neighborhoods and abandoned stores in Santiago are being recovered through art, gastronomy, and new businesses.
The quaint cobblestone streets of Barrio Lastarria are ripe with the history of Santiago, and in the past few years this neighborhood has undergone a vigorous resurgence.
Colorful Barrio Yungay, on the eastern edge of the Santiago community, celebrates its 173rd birthday this year making it one of the most historically rich neighborhoods in the city.
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