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Trip List by tannerduke

Great day in Santiago de Chile.

Apr 11, 2006  Lived in Chile for several months
3.5 of 5 stars based on 8 votes

Here are some ideas on how to get the most out of a day in Santiago de Chile.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Santiago
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Arrive in Santiago and settle into Hotel Orly.
    Hotel Orly, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
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    Avg price: $134

    Located in the lively neighborhood of Providencia, this Hotel is a great starting point for your excursions through Santiago.

  • 2. Walk through the city.
    Central Market (Mercado Central), Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    Start your walk at Plaza Baquedano where the Parque Forestal begins at the foot of Mapocho. Continue to the Palacio de las Bellas Artes on the street Ismael Valdés Vergara. You will reach the bustling Mercado Central.

  • 3. Plaza de Armas
    Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    This is the true epicenter of the city, filled with artists selling their paintings, street musicians, and food stalls. The Plaza is lined by the cathedral, the city hall, the main post office, and the history museum.

  • 4. Cerro Santa Lucía
    Cerro Santa Lucia, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    From this hill in the middle of the city, you have a great view over the city on clear days. The park entrance lies on the Alameda, on the summit, there is a small castle structure. Close by is the National Library with a great café and the interesting church of San Francisco with its peaceful courtyard.

  • 5. Cerro San Cristóbal
    Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    To get to Santiago's highest mountain, walk from the Plaza Baquedano across the bridge and along the Pio Nono street through the colorful neighborhood of Bellavista. Here you will find the station for the cable railway , which will take you to the top of the 880 meter tall mountain. Enjoy the panoramic vista across the city beneath the giant statue of Mary. To descend you have the option of taking a gondola down the Southside of the mountain right into the posh neighborhood of Pedro de Valdivia Norte.

  • 6. Get into the swing of things at La Maestra Vida
    Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    Fun Salsa hangout in the Bellavista neighborhood. On the weekends there are live bands performing. Pío Nono 380, Bellavista, Tel. 2/ 735 74 16

  • 7. Jazzy Spot at El Perseguidor
    Barrio Bellavista, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    Live jazz in an upscale atmosphere. A. López de Bello 0126, Bellavista, Tel. 2/777 67 63