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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
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Get to know the most recognized urban icons of Santiago's Dowtown, aboard the only Hop On-Hop Off in Chile.In the post-Covid special on London's Big Bus you will get to know the city and Cerro San Cristóbal, the largest urban park in Latin America. You can visit, on your own, the different attractions of the park and travel to the summit aboard the Panoramic Buses or the Santiago Cable Car.You will start the trip by going to the historic center of the capital: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Government Palace, the Santa Lucía Hill and more.You will visit the gastronomic poles, residential and commercial neighborhoods, the Bicentennial Park, one of the main green areas of the city and the most luxurious shopping center in Chile, Mall Parque Arauco, where you will find products, souvenirs, entertainment and a great gastronomic variety and a Infocenter Turistik, at the entrance of the Boulevard.Unlimited use of the bus, between 10:00 AM and 18:00 PM, buses run every 60 minutes.
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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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Recommended Santiago tours


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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. Make your own Santiago vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Chile day trip website.

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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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