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Things to do in Santiago

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The top 305 attractions in Santiago

Viewpoints in Santiago
San Cristóbal Hill
You can not go to Santiago and not visit the Cerro San Cristobal, as it is one of the most typical places in Naples, since it is has a panoramic view of the city. At the entrance you get a map of the hill so you can see where they are located. All the places are made for resting, camping, and has games for children and a zoo.
Of Cultural Interest in Santiago
Santa Lucía Hill
There is an artesanal center near by, and the view from the top of that big natural piece of history is indescribable.
Airports in Santiago
SCL Santiago Airport
The Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport is the main airport in Chile. It is located 17 km west from the city of Santiago de Chile, and in the commune of Pudahuel. Compared to Mexico's airport it is a bit small but still very comfortable and modern. It sports a variety of restaurants and bars and several very nice shops for crafts and other memorabilia. This airport also has a nice view of the mountains.
Palaces in Santiago
La Moneda Palace
The House of the Currency is one of the most important buildings and most emblematic of Chilean history, because of its political relevance. Right at the back, stands a sculpture of Salvador Allende. An impressive place for its historical significance and it is located in the heart of the Chilean city.
Markets in Santiago
Santiago Central Market (Mercado Central)
The Central Market can be found just after finishing the walkway that leads down through the historic center. It is a very interesting building where you can find one of the most important markets in the city.
Squares in Santiago
Plaza de Armas
Considered the historical center of the Chilean capital, the Plaza de Armas dates back to 1541. Initially, it was a market square, but in 1860 it was carpeted with beautiful gardens and trees. Today there is a space for cultural activities where you can find painters and cartoonists, a central pavilion for the municipal band, and a fountain where young and old alike can escape from the hot temperatures of summer.
Nature Reserves in Santiago
The Chilean Andes
One of the most beautiful landscapes in Chile is the Andes. They are very impressive, both in winter and summer. I have visited the most famous ski slopes in Chile, Farellones, Colorado and, of course, the Nevada Valley. The temperature in winter ranges from -8° to 5° (average). It's really very cold, but worth knowing. You can take ski and snowboard lessons here, and there are excellent ski slopes. It's very stressful for a beginner, but very entertaining. When you come to Chile , you can't miss them!!!!
Gardens in Santiago
Bicentennial Park - Santiago
In the commune of Vitacura is the new lung of Santiago. A large park with green areas, a pond with fish and birds, playgrounds and lots of paths to walk along. This park is also home to the modern building of the municipality of Vitacura which has beautiful views of the skyline of the city of Santiago.
Valleys in Santiago
Valle Nevado
This is an unforgettable trip to a place that is 3000 meters above sea level. In the winter the ski center's is the most important centre and in the summer it is an amazing place to have fresh air and appreciate the magnitude of the Andes.
Wineries in Santiago
Concha y Toro
A full tour of Concha y Toro Winery lasts from about 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. First, you have to cross most of town to get to Pirque where you'll find the century-old Viña Concha y Toro, which has become one of the most successful wineries in the country. The international presence of Concha y Toro is represented mostly by their specialty brands Don Melchor and Casillero del Diablo. Once in the winery, you will visit the park house, and the vineyard, where you will see the development of the wines and the old cellars where wines like Casillero del Diablo and Don Melchor are stored. Then the tour continues with a visit to Cajon del Maipo, a rural place that is close to Concha y Toro, where you will have the chance to discover the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Viewpoints in Santiago
Cities in Santiago
Downtown Santiago
Santiago has everything you look for when you want to visit a new city. Beautiful geography and a deep and interesting history and culture. A modern, neat city, and all in all a fascinating destination.
Neighborhoods in Santiago
El Golf District
In the north of Santiago, is the El Golf area. This part of Santiago seems to be entirely European. It has large avenues surrounded by huge office buildings, American franchises which crowd the streets and people in suits walking down the sidewalks. This is one business area that somewhat contrasts with the historic city center.
Of Cultural Interest in Santiago
Pueblito de Los Dominicos
Everything on it is artesanal, there are even rare animals there, great place to go if you are looking for culture because there are dances, live music, expositions, etc
Historical Monuments in Santiago
Yungay District
Barrio Yungay, like the Barrio Brasil, is characterized by fantastic neighbors who you can feel identification with, which are heavily involved in the activities, plus gigs, street, neighborhood organizations , etc. Yungay is one of the places where people are proud of their neighborhood and its history
Bars in Santiago
La Piojera
La Piojera is a traditional Chilean bar located very close to the central market of Santiago. Having a bite to eat here is quite an experience, as it's filled with regulars and tourists alike. We ate pork and drank a "terremoto", the traditional drink made with wine and pineapple ice cream. Personally, I didn't like it as it went right to my head, but it's still worth coming here and seeing the place, with all the walls painted and the musicians playing. Presidents like Allende and cultural figures like Neruda have eaten here, and Manu Chao holds his press conferences in this bar.
Shopping Malls in Santiago
Mall Plaza Egaña
Museums in Santiago
La Chascona Museum
The poet Pablo Neruda, famous for winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, was a man shrouded in mystery. He built his third home in Chile, naming it La Chascona, a word which only exists in Chilean Spanish and means something like "the bristly hair". The name of the house is a tribute to Matilde, a married woman he was having an affair with. The home was built as a place where they could keep their passion hidden from prying eyes. To enter the house, which has now been converted into a museum, you pay about 10 dollars, and have a guided tour. It's one of the best attractions of the Chilean capital. A fascinating look into the poet's life - and you can also learn a bit about the history of the country, and particularly the era of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

The best things to do in Santiago

what to do in Santiago, Chile?
The truth is that the city has an extensive heritage so there is a long list of great stuff to do in Santiago. The city currently houses 174 heritage sites, whether archaeological, architectural or historical monuments, and several noteworthy neighborhoods.

The majority of
Santiago attractions
are located within the municipality of Santiago, considered the historical center of the city. Cerro El Plomo is one of the most popular attractions in Santiago because its summit lets visitors see amazing views of the whole city. It was named "Apu," or "guardian of the valley," by the Incas.

The Palacio de la Moneda, another of the most famous
things to see in Santiago,
is now the seat of the president of the Republic and is visited by thousands of tourists every day. In the city center, you'll also find many buildings built during the Spanish reign like the Metropolitan Cathedral. It's dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and is the most important Catholic Church in the country.

In front of the cathedral is the Plaza de Armas, one of the most emblematic
places to visit in Santiago.
It contains several monuments and statues of Pedro de Valdivia and the Apostle St. James. But amid all this sightseeing, don't forget that one of the best Santiago activities is just wandering the streets, chatting with the locals, and enjoying the amazing views of the Andes. If you're looking for more interesting things to do in Santiago, have a look at the reviews and recommendations on minube and discover all the city's must-see sights!