Santiago Travel Guide


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    Santiago, being the capital of Chile, is bustling hub with people coming from different cultures. Many visitors love the heritage sites in the area as well as the numerous outdoor activities Santiago has to offer. Top Attractions Some of the most popular attractions in Santiago include the Chu...

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Hotels in Santiago (264 Hotels) See All Santiago Hotels

  • Le Rêve Boutique Hotel

    Found in Santiago, Le Rêve Boutique Hotel is a premium hotel opportunely found near Subterraneo, Santiago Adventures Private Day Tours and Amanecer art. religosos. Variou...

  • Hotel Loreto

    With La Bicicleta Verde - Walk, Bike and Wine Chile Tour Company, Iglesia y Convento de La Recoleta Franciscana and Sousa's Tour Operator - Chile readily placed in the vi...

  • The Aubrey Santiago

    The Aubrey Santiago is among the ideal, finest places to remain in Santiago. Nicely positioned in close proximity to La Chascona (Pablo Neruda's Home), Pub Crawl Santiago...

  • HOTEL KENNEDY

    Having Turistik, Museo de la Moda and Limari Valley Wine Route ideally placed in the vicinity of the three star hotel, HOTEL KENNEDY; this hotel is perfectly positioned i...

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  • La Chascona

    La Chascona

    Fernando Márquez de ...

    La Chascona was one of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s three houses, the others being his house in Isla ...

    Attractions, Historical Sites, Arts and Culture
  • Museo Interactivo Mirador

    Museo Interactivo Mi...

    Calle Punta Arenas 6...

    Esta es la fanpage oficial del Museo Interactivo Mirador (MIM).

    Attractions, Activities, Arts and Culture, Amusement Parks, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Metropolitan Cathedral

    Metropolitan Cathedr...

    Plaza de Armas

    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago (Spanish: Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago) is the seat of ...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Museum Of Memory And Human Rights

    Museum Of Memory And...

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    The Museum of Memory and Human Rights (in Spanish: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos) is a ...

    Attractions, Activities, Arts and Culture, Entertainment

About Santiago

Santiago, being the capital of Chile, is bustling hub with people coming from different cultures. Many visitors love the heritage sites in the area as well as the numerous outdoor activities Santiago has to offer.

Top Attractions

Some of the most popular attractions in Santiago include the Church of San Francisco, the oldest building in the city. Family and couples can enjoy biking, strolling or picnicking in Santiago de Chile public parks. Explore exotic plants in the Mapulemu Botanical Gardens.

If you are an avid wine drinker, go for a wine tour to the southern part of Santiago, where most of the vineyards and winery are located. Get a glimpse of how wines are made. It would be fun to go sample tasting in some of the finest wines in Chile.

Other attractions you should check out as well include the Plaza Constitucion and Commerce Center, Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art and the Plaza de Armas.

Local Festivals and Events

Santiago has their own set of local festivals and events as well. For instance, in January, Santiago holds their Annual Love Parade. This event is quite popular and it attracts more than a thousand tourists annually. This event is celebrated with lively music, food and drinks, and colorful floats on parade.

The Chilean Crafts, Song and Dance Exhibition is a cultural event celebrated from August to September. This event aims to promote Chile’s music, cultural dance and local art. Various workshops are held during the celebration.

Apart from promoting the local Chilean culture, Santiago also holds an International Exhibition of Traditional Arts and Crafts. From November to December, various artists and musicians from around the world gather to share their own culture. Visitors can enjoy good food, festive music, dance performances, and various art exhibits.

Other local event include the Army Day Parade held every September. During this time, the Chilean military holds a parade in commemoration of their fallen brethren and their brotherhood in the military. The celebration follows a day after Chile’s Independence Day.

Traditional Food

Traditional Chilean dishes are spicy with most of them seasoned with a condiment known as pebre, a tomato-based paste mixed with chopped red pepper, aji, onions and cilantro.

One of the featured dishes of Santiago is Caldo de Pata, a clear broth soup with stock made from pig’s feet. The soup is then mixed with vegetables. One of the prominent restaurants serving the dish is La Vega Chica.

In downtown Santiago, one can see plenty of stalls and fast foods popularly referred to as Fuentes de Soda. They are commonly serving churrasco, thin slices of beef in bread topped with mayo and mashed avocado. Another variation is the complete, a type of street food similar to hotdogs on a bun topped with vegetables, avocado, tomato or sauerkraut.

For dessert, manjar (Chile’s version of dulce de leche) is quite popular, especially in Bellas Artes in Santiago. This sweet treat can be used as fillings for cookies and pastries as well as top layers in cakes.

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