Santiago Travel Tips
On a clear day, fresh after winter showers, Santiago basks in one of the most spectacular settings of any city in the world. A glance through the downtown blocks reveals a mighty circle of mountains - the snowcapped Andean peaks to the east, and a smaller coastal range to the west - that frames the Chilean capital.
Compared to other cities in Latin America, Santiago feels distinctly European. Its stately, dignified boulevards and neoclassical architecture, swanky high-rise suburbs, efficient metro system and, above all, general state of orderliness reflect a culture that is hard-working, prosperous and business-minded. Santiaguinos tend to be polite, conservatively well dressed and somewhat restrained, despite their predilection for staying up late.
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Despite its location in South America, Santiago has a distinctly European feel, from its neoclassical architecture to its efficient metro system, Santiago is one of South America’s most ...
Chile is one of South America’s most diverse, stable and prosperous countries, and Valparaiso exemplifies all of these. From its rich, European-influenced cultural heritage to its bustling seaport, ...
The classic spot in Santiago for fish fresh from the sea is the Mercado Central, a most traditional setting for the bounty caught off Chile‘s 6,435km (3,990mi) coastline. The surprisingly pretty ...
The wines of Chile rate among the slender nation’s most popular exports and attractions. Though you can sample some of the finest bottles in Santiago proper, connoisseurs will want to head into the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
In the heart of beautiful Barrio Bellavista, with its tree-lined streets, artsy shops and bohemian galleries, you’ll find the former house of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and his beloved La ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
Rising to a tree-carpeted point above the capital of Chile, Santiago and centerpiece of its beloved Metropolitan Park of Santiago is the city’s second-highest point, Cerro San Cristobal, with the ...
Written by esmith, February 2013
From the dry north that gives Chile the the olives and olive oil that flavor food around the world, to the central region, where most of the agricultural powerhouse of the country is located, to ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
It’s been a rough year for tourism professionals trying to promote Chile’s Patagonia . Last winter’s ash-cloud eruption of Puyehue Volcano tangled flight schedules and undercut the ski season, ...
Written by Viator, September 2012
Thanks to its location near the base of the Andes mountain range, Santiago, Chile, is essentially South America’s “ski town.” With multiple major resorts within a couple of hours from Chile’s capital ...
Written by esmith, December 2012
As you might imagine, there is no giant ice-skating rink with a big Christmas tree in the middle in Santiago, Chile at Christmas time. It’s summertime here, and while you will find some sweaty, ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2012
This Calle Bandera, or Flag Street, just off Plaza de Armas , has always been a magnet for Santiago ’s
hipsters and artists. In its heyday, writer Pablo Neruda, musician
Diego Munoz, poet ...
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