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Sightseeing in Santiago - what to see. Complete travel guide

Santiago 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.
La Moneda Palace, Central market, San Cristobal Hill, Municipal theater, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Santiago … 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
Plenty of seafood dishes, inimitable beef treats, various vegetables and fruits are the main distinctive features of ethnic cuisine in Santiago. According to true gourmands the city of … 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.
The San Cristobal Tower by night One of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city is the Ministry of Finance building. It was erected in 1817 and is a vivid example of the classical style. The architectural monument has amazing proportions. Its length is about 360 meters. From the moment of construction, there remained luxurious marble columns and arches, which today make the architectural appearance of the building unique.
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
The University of Santiago houses a planetarium, which is among popular attractions, as well. Due to modern equipment and ongoing scientific studies, it has been among the planet's best planetariums for many years. Every day it hosts various exhibitions, seminars, and lectures on astronomy. Yet, they provide special tours for children to play and learn.
forsant Several attractive national parks are located in the suburbs of the Chilean capital. Radal Siete Tazas National Reserve deserves particular attention. It was founded in 1981 and has an area of more than 5000 hectares. Many hiking routes are laid over there, so lovers of nature have an opportunity to admire the picturesque mountain areas, beautiful lakes, and waterfalls hidden from view. There is also an interesting archaeological area with a thematic museum. In a warm season, special areas for tent camps are available to visitors.
Among the most remarkable and significant landmarks of the city the Basilica del Salvador is best worth mentioning and visiting by all tourists without exception. The Basilica is located in … Open
If you do not want to leave the city, take a stroll through the Forestal Park, which is in the very heart of Santiago. Although the park is surrounded by noisy streets, calm and peaceful atmosphere prevails on its territory. You can spend hours walking along banana trees alleys, admiring beautiful monuments and visiting fun fairs, which are held literally every day.
Santiago In the variety of cultural centers the Museum of Modern Art of Chile is worth noting. It was founded in 1949 and is considered one of the city's oldest museums. It owns a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, engravings, photographs and other works of art, both modern and those dated by the 19th century. The museum has about 2000 unique exhibits as a whole.
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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

San Alfonso del Mar Pool

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Much people think that situating of the largest pool in the world very close to the coastline is absurd. In fact, a sand beach placed near to the hotel is unfit for relaxation. Water in it is about 17 degrees Celsius; what is more, tourists may be in a great danger due to sailing sharks near the coastline. Algarrobo, a small city, has become an attractive place to travelers and beach vacation fans because of the grand pool and resort hotels. … 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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