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Things to do in Santiago

San Cristóbal Hill , Santiago
Enjoy panoramic views of Santiago at San Cristóbal Hill. The hill rises 300 m (984 ft) above the city, and its slopes form the city's largest
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Cerro Santa Lucia , Santiago
Relax at Cerro Santa Lucia: an ancient volcano that today serves as a green refuge in the metropolis of Santiago. The entirety of the hill, w
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La Chascona , Santiago
A former home away from home for the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, La Chascona now serves as a museum dedicated to the artist's life and
Tours from $43
Duration: 8 hours
Visit 4 to 5 vineyards ranging from boutique to large scale producers with a certified Sommelier. Get special access to specific vineyards and an in-depth insight to the wine making process, and taste various wines ranging from specific unique varietals in the area to premium wines. During the day, enjoy a lunch that compliments your wine tastings (not included).
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Built over a period of five decades from 1748 to 1800, Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) was a long time in the making but, for
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Step back into South America's pre-colonial history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, which celebrates the continent's indigenous cultur
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Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls. The economic center of Chile, this cosmopolitan capital serves as home to nearly half of the country's population. A tour of Santiago leads visitors through charming neighborhoods, each with its own look and feel--and ideal for exploration on foot. A range of nightlife opportunities draw a young crowd of international pleasure seekers, while the city's central location appeals to tourists interested in exploring the rest of the country from a comfortable urban base. Thanks to its proximity to mountains and the ocean, a Santiago vacation allows you to ski in the Andes and swim in the Pacific on the very same day. Plan the details of your Santiago holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Chile tour itinerary planner.

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Where to stay in Santiago

Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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