With neoclassical architecture, an efficient metro system, and plenty of nearby mountain resorts and wineries, Santiago is one of South America’s most glamorous and inviting cities. Here’s how to make the most of a 3-day visit.
Santiago Central Market (Mercado Central de Santiago)
Ismael Valdes Vergara 900, Santiago
Most activity in the Mercado Central is focused around lunch, from about noon and on. But if you want a traditional Chilean experience, come here in the wee hours of the morning (best done in a group and on weekends) for a steamy paila marina (brothy fish and seafood soup), when people are just coming out of clubs, and vendors are just starting their long work days.
Great guide and driver
Great guide and driver. Both were friendly and knew the city very well. They provided an interesting mix of history, current events, background of what we were seeing and some "little known facts" along with a good sense of humor and personal interaction. A perfect way to get an overview of this beautiful and interesting city.
Kevin_G, Mar 2020
- Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
- National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural)
- Central Post Office
- Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
- La Vega Central Market
- Red House (Casa Colorada)
- Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino)
- Palacio de Bellas Artes
- Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucia)
- Plaza de la Constitucion
- Forestal Park (Parque Forestal)
- Barrio Lastarria
- Chilean National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile)
- La Moneda Palace (Palacio de la Moneda)
- San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal)