Enmarcada entre calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado.
PLAZA DE ARMAS
The Plaza de Armas of Santiago is considered the heart of the capital of Chile, marking the milestone known as Kilómetro Cero, from which the distance between the different cities of the country begins to be measured. In its surroundings, not only emblematic buildings converge, symbols of the city's origin and witnesses of its development over four centuries, but also characteristic characters that fill this space with life. Among them, visitors can find painters who day by day display their art; historical photographers who use old drawer machines; or street comedians who attract the attention of passers-by. The square was designed by the architect Pedro de Gamboa. The Cabildo (Municipality of Santiago), the House of the Governors (Central Post Office), the Real Audiencia (National Historical Museum) and the Main Church (Metropolitan Cathedral) were installed around it. Since its establishment has been the social heart of Santiago, without ever losing its status as a center of civic life and undisputed icon heritage and tourism of the capital. During this year, improvements were made to the site, which included changes in lighting, replacement of trees, installation of Wi-fi, new furniture and the recovery of Portal Bulnes. Along with this, through internet, you can access cameras that cover the site and thus not miss any activity of this important meeting point of Santiago.
San Pablo 967, Santiago, Chile
The Central Market - with its beautiful wrought iron structure (1872) - is steps from the Plaza de Armas. Today it is more touristy than a market, but it is still an important point of sale of fresh seafood. When you go through your fishmongers you will see those strange creatures of the Pacific sea that taste so good at the table: picorocos, crabs, crabs, urchins, piures, mussels, cholgas, octopus, conger ... In its central courtyard there are restaurants where you can try these typical dishes (they are somewhat expensive, but the place is worth it).
Cerro Santa Lucía, Santiago, Chile
Cerro Santa Lucía
Cerro Santa Lucía is tiny (barely 69 meters high), but it is a giant in the history of Chile: here was the precise place where Santiago was founded. Its staircases, fountains, gardens, terraces and viewpoints are a classic walk from Santiago. Like the Forest Park, it was also a project inspired by French landscaping.
Cerro San Cristóbal, Recoleta, Chile
Cerro San Cristobal
Cerro San Cristóbal is huge. You can walk up, in the historic funicular or in a modern cable car. Its summit is crowned by the Virgen del Cerro San Cristóbal, with a viewpoint from which you can see a good part of the city. There is also a zoo-ideal stopover if you travel with children-, picnic areas, trails and in summer open 2 beautiful public pools.
COSTANERA CENTER - Andrés Bello, Santiago, Providencia, Chile
Sky Costanera Center
This tower is part of the Costanera Center complex, which includes a shopping center, two hotels and two office towers. The viewpoint has a glazed observation platform on the 61st floor and an open sky on the 62nd, which allows the public to have a 360 ° view of Santiago. The access ticket is purchased in the lobby of the Costanera Center Mall. With their elevators, in less than a minute they will be at the highest point in South America! You can do shopping in the Mall and then disconnect with the views. Do not miss your sunsets!
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino - Bandera, Santiago, Chile
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
It is considered one of the best museums in Chile, for the value of its sample and the general museographic concept it exhibits. It was closed from December 2011 to January 2014 and thanks to the works of recovery and expansion of the building, it has more meters for exhibitions and modern spaces, such as interactive zones and the new room Chile before Chile, located at level -1 . Its collection is integrated by more than 5,000 pieces in permanent exhibition, of diverse origin, but chosen with a careful aesthetic criterion. The exhibition goes beyond the chronological or spatial order, presenting in each showcase different cultures according to common aesthetic or anthropological characteristics, such as shamanism, masks or music. Along with its invaluable exhibition of pieces of American cultures, the museum has a souvenir shop, specialized library, cafeteria, bilingual guided tours, temporary exhibition rooms and traveling exhibitions to bring culture and history to society.
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos - Matucana, Santiago, Chile
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
It was inaugurated in 2010, as a space designed to remember the violations of Human Rights committed during the military dictatorship and, in this way, to dignify the victims and their families. The modern building houses a large sample of visual and documentary testimonies that invite reflection, understanding and education about Human Rights. The visits are free and are aimed at all audiences. It has a square of 8,000 square meters and a digital library. Temporary exhibitions, workshops or courses that help to deepen knowledge about Human Rights are also held in its premises.
Avenida Beaucheff - Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Amusement park, founded on January 26, 1978, located in Parque O'Higgins
Diagonal Las Torres 2000, Penalolen, Peñalolén, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Located in the foothills of the Andes, the Bahá'í House of Worship of South America, you can visit its gardens or participate in the activities that take place
Agustinas 794, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
It is the most important and oldest scenario in the country and in all of Latin America. It was inaugurated in 1857 as part of the republican cultural project of the 19th century. It was declared a Historical Monument in 1974.
Pedro de Valdivia Nte, Providencia, Chile
The Japanese Garden is one of the most visited places of this summer in the Metropolitan Park. Contemplation, spending a pleasant time outdoors or simply walking are some of the attractions offered by this refuge that stands out for its renewed design and construction in the purest Japanese style. The renovated Garden was reopened on January 11 after two years of remodeling and currently has rivers, waterfalls, water wheels, two interior lagoons and even music, which will sound in some places in the garden. During the tour also highlight a tower, located on an island in one of the lagoons, and the 35 new cherry trees that have the forest, and that are added to the bambues, azaleas and lotus flowers