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Sightseeing in Santiago - what to see. Complete travel guide

The modern South American city Santiago is located near the Santa Lucia hill on the shore of the Mapocho River. Santiago is a truly stylish city built in the colonial style in the square manner that is usual for Spanish cities. Here tall skyscrapers peacefully coexist with old houses.
1. Despite a low crime level tourists should be aware of cheaters and fraudsters in the streets of the city. One should not use services offered by strangers no matter how profitable these … Open
In this city are well-developed such industries as machine building, light industry, metal processing, food processing, printing and chemical industries. The city’s suburbs are full of fertile lands occupied by vineyards and fruit plantations. The valley, in which Santiago is located in, is not far away from the Andes, so one can easily reach several ski areas from the city.
The main place in Santiago is its main square named Plaza de Armas, in the middle of which is located the monument dedicated to the founder of the city Pedro de Valdivia. All main and most famous buildings of Santiago are located on the perimeter of the square. These are the City Hall, the largest Cathedral in Chile, the Governor's House, La Moneda Palace - the current government residence that has been used as a mint in the past, and the building of the royal audience that now stores the exhibition of the Historical Museum devoted to the history of Chilean art and applied art. Copyright
The main feature of Santiago lifestyle and culture is multinationality of the destination. Tourists will be surely much impressed with a unique fusion of various cultures and traditions. … Open
There are also the Municipal Theatre of Opera and Ballet Theatre in the city. Don’t forget to get to the San Cristobal Mountain (you can reach it by the cable car), where you will see the statue of the Virgin Mary and enjoy rest in swimming pools and restaurants, visit a botanical garden, a zoo, wine museum, or simply rest in walking areas.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Santiago and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Santiago
♥   Shopping area 'Isidora Goyenechea' Santiago, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Nueva Costanera' Santiago, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Santiago
♥   National Park 'La Campana' , 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Volcán Tupungato' , 83 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Palmas de Cocalan' , 90 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Provincial Park 'Cerro Aconcagua' , 108.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Santiago and around
♥   Art museum 'Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)' Santiago de Chile, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Santiago from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
The amazing city is very popular among tourists, not only because of the unique, picturesque historical district. Many tourists invariably choose Valparaiso for the New Year. Every year on the night of December 31, an incredible Pyrotechnic Festival takes place in the city. It is considered to be one of the largest in the world. The pyrotechnic show is best seen from the top of one of the hills. Experienced tourists know that it is best to occupy places on the hill early on 31 December. … Read further

Sightseeing in Chile: things to see

Many places of interest and historic landmarks have survived in San Pedro de Atacama. Most of the landmarks belong to the Incan civilization and chinchorro tribe. Naturally, the capital of the country, Santiago de Chile, is home to many places of interest. The best way to explore the capital is to start from Plaza de Armas. The square is surrounded by many beautiful buildings – the Municipality building, Governor House, the Royal Audiencia, the cathedral, Fernandez Concha Portal, the old Post office and La Moneda Palace. … Open
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