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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're in Santiago, be sure to visit this spot, between Plaza Italia and the Cerro de San Cristobal, near the university. It is a complex full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and craft shops. The perfect spot, for both a cup of coffee in the morning, or lunch or dinner with lots of atmosphere and live music in the evenings.
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.
Wondering 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!