Dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor and color. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors!

The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you’ll discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista!

Visit downtown Santiago to get a real feel for the city. Learn more about the country in its many fine museums, or wander around the famous Central Market – a gourmet’s delight.

Fans of the great outdoors can head for the hills that surround the city and marvel at panoramic views of Santiago with the magnificent Andes as a backdrop. Take the opportunity to grab a picnic and visit one of the city´s many parks.

You’ll find first-rate shopping opportunities in the stylish Alonso de Córdoba neighborhood and in the city’s many modern malls.

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Relax and share a drink with friends in the Bellavista District. Known for its Bohemian history, this is the ideal place to relax and “tirar la talla” ¹. An endless list of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs await you every[...]

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Santiago’s Historic Center

A great part of the history of Chile has been written at the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and its surrounding buildings. Walk around its streets to find old buildings like the Santiago City Hall, the Cathedral, the National History[...]

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Do you like going where the fun is at? With its great shopping, tasty and varied restaurants and fun nightclubs, Providencia welcomes you in the heart of the Santiago party scene. Walk around this area of town and visit the[...]

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Italia District

Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, check out interesting works of art at a gallery or buy a good book. That is what the Italia District (Barrio Italia) is like; a maze of shops and their windows inviting you to[...]

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“Sanhattan”: Las Condes and Vitacura

Admire the amazing buildings that will accompany you while walking in the financial district, on the western side of Santiago. See South America's largest skyscrapers that are proof of the boom Santiago has experienced in the last few decades. Have[...]

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Bicentenario Park

Bicentenario Park (Parque Bicentenario) is a nature park set on one side of the capital's financial district, better known as “Sanhattan”. Discover this modern and well-tended park and enjoy walking across its extensive lawns. Watch the swans and other birds[...]

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San Cristóbal Hill

Discover Cerro San Cristóbal as the locals call it, while walking around the capital city's largest urban natural area, which is part of the Metropolitan Park. Put on your sneakers and walk, jog or bike up to the top of[...]

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Lastarria District

The wide range of food available, theaters, cultural centers, cinemas, bookstores, art galleries, design shops and antique shops, all make this district an oasis for culture. Walk around this area full of restaurants and enjoy the intense nightlife of its[...]

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Do you see yourself eating a half-a-kilo empanada? Discover the traditions of Pomaire, a small town close to Santiago. Its “greda” pottery, which is a brown clay, is represented in cups, pots, plates and animal shapes, which are a perfect[...]

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Peace and quiet in the middle of a landscape with amazing beauty, light colored beaches mixed with big rock formations and a fishing cove that is still operational... Welcome to Zapallar! Visit this exclusive beach resort that will amaze you[...]


A South American surfers’ paradise. Grab your board and wetsuit to enjoy epic 9-meter waves and thrilling barrels which attract surfers from around the world. Beaches like Punta de Lobos and Infiernillo host international surf competitions every year. Come and[...]


Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You’ll discover something new at every turn: a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery or some little gastronomic ‘find’. Revel in the crazy architecture of[...]

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VIDEO: Five Things to do in Santiago, Chile

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Santiago isn’t just a layover city for travelers en route to Patagonia or Easter Island. Chile’s capital is a destination in its own right, growing wildly in popularity over the last decade. So what to do in Santiago if it’s your first visit?


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Things to see and do in Santiago, the capital city of Chile


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When exploring Santiago, many people don’t know where to start as far as going to different neighborhoods. The city was actually founded in 1541, meaning that in the present day there are quite a few areas with historical ties and roots. In this guide to Santiago, I’ll be explaining some of my favorite neighborhoods along with places you can’t miss.


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