Sights & landmarks in Santiago

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  • Christopher Y
    Durham, NC5 contributions
    Sunday afternoon it was crowded with families. Great vibe! Get the online all-day pass and skip the long lines to buy the Vive el Parque pass. They cost about $10 (8000 CP), can be used on the funicular and the cable car (teleferico). I'm told that they're even cheaper if you have attained your 60th birthday. The funicular (it looks like a cog or cable railway) gets you the top in just couple of minutes. It's a great way to see the entire city (it's massive) and meet some friendly tourists and residents of Santiago. You can stroll along the top of the hill and grab a snack/light lunch from one of the many vendors. If you're looking for exercise you can walk, run, or climb up/down the hill. There's a cozy chapel and a large statue of the Virgin Mary as well religious items for sale. There are great views of the city from the pathways. If you come down by funicular, it's a short walk from the station on Pio Nonno to Patio Bellavista, with nice shops and establishments along the way.
    Written March 17, 2023
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  • Christopher Y
    Durham, NC5 contributions
    Cerritos Santa Lucia offers a pleasant walk in a well maintained garden park. The views of the city and surrounding mountains is fantastic from the castle on top of the hill. Try to get there when the smog is not too bad, either early in the morning or after a rainstorm.
    Written March 18, 2023
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  • Bridstow
    Peterborough, UK847 contributions
    The tallest building in Latin America is well worth a visit. After taking a fast elevator to the 61st floor you can observe a 360 degree view from that floor then take an escalator up a further floor to the 62nd where the views are simply stunning. You can see for miles and take in the scenery is as you look around. Once at the top you really do get a real sense of how much higher this building is than everything else around.

    It’s possible to see many landmarks including the main river running through the city; although when we were there it was no more than a trickle, reinforcing just how badly rain was needed in Santiago. Weather and air quality permitting it’s hard to say what might be the best time of day to visit, so had there been more time we might have visited more than once. As it was, we chose to go in time to see the sunset. At first it was very sunny, bright and the sun was blazing but as the sun set the colours became clearer and increasingly more beautiful until it disappeared.
    Written March 14, 2023
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  • LorAlves
    Los Angeles, CA161 contributions
    This was my favorite neighborhood for restaurants and street life. We visited on a Friday night and the streets were filled with people. Lots of street performers which combined with the crowds made it the most enjoyable night in Santiago,
    Written March 4, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia17,470 contributions
    Located on the edge of plaza Armas, stands this ornate Cathedral, created by Gioacchino Toesca, built in the late 1700's, the facade is very striking, the interior is huge, definitely worth a visit.
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • LorAlves
    Los Angeles, CA161 contributions
    This was one of my favorite neighborhoods in Santiago. We stayed in the area around Pablo Neruda's house and could easily walk to the local restaurants and bars. The neighborhood felt safe and was pedestrian friendly. The zoo and funicular are close by, too.
    Written March 4, 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia17,470 contributions
    Visiting the palace during the changing of the guard, the pommp and ceremoney is quite spectacular, with horses soldiers and a band, we especially loved it when they broke into village peoples YMCA. We would have to say monty python, would be proud of there marching.
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • terriwyn
    Scottsdale, AZ5 contributions
    I am handicapped and use a walker. They were very understanding and accommodating. It was a great experience.

    Paul was a great help. We do not speak Spanish, only English. My husband is not handicapped, and was able to accompany me on the tram.
    Written February 18, 2023
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  • pablucho35
    Savannah, GA117 contributions
    Our taxi driver recommended visiting this area for lunch rather than Bellavista and I am glad he did. Great restaurants, antique shops, crafts etc. Trendy and somewhat bohemian neighborhood where old houses have been transformed into stores. Not too big of an area, but worth a stop.
    Written January 4, 2023
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  • marco
    Leno, Italy29 contributions
    It's a characteristic structure inside Santiago, a bulding that seem old fashion but it's a real modern idea. The most interesting thing is the position of this lotus flower in front of a mountain wall and facing a georgeous view of the city of Santiago. Almost all can appreciate this.
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • ted m
    Fort Worth, TX5 contributions
    The last time we were here late spring of 2016. The view then was superb, the mountains and Santiago City . The place will bring up your inner spirituality and will question human behavior as smug is being blame by geography of Santiago. Even in the valley city of Santiago, we need to reflect on how we should take care of our world. Santiago City has been trying very hard to decongest and make our world better to live. August 2022 is winter and Santiago is still a nice place to visit.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • CFEIII
    Center, TX4,848 contributions
    I thought the Plaza was really nice, pretty good sized trees, statues, surrounds by huge buildings. Lots of activity the day I was there, the green line of the subway has a PdA station making it easy to get to.
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia17,470 contributions
    A huge square that is in front of the Palace, currently fenced off due to the unrest, the cultural centre is located underneath the square, it is also home to one of the biggest flags flying we have ever seen.
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • Chris D
    Gold Coast, Australia52 contributions
    As we stayed nearby, it was a good place to go for a walk and visit some nice restaurants. The lack of graffiti and burnt out building adds to the beauty of the area.
    Written December 28, 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia17,470 contributions
    Located on the corner of Calle Merced and Maclver, is this lovely red church, (do not be put of by the tin covered the entrances), that is open for business, the interior is stunning we especially like the parquetry floor.
    Written February 8, 2023
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