Santiago de Chile

Belvedere to the Andes

1 Jan to 01 Jan
With the Andes as background, Chile's largest and most important financial, cultural and urban centre amazes with its historic architecture, beaches and belvederes. Come and discover one of the main tourist destinations in Latin America and fall in love with the city of the poet Pablo Neruda!

Start your visit in the central region of Santiago, in Cerro San Cristobal, one of the highest hills of the city from where you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view over the city, then visit the Museums La Chascona and La Sebastiana, the first is a house built by the poet Pablo Neruda for his mistress Matilde and the second was his residence in Valparaiso, nowadays two of the main attractions of the Chilean capital. Stroll along the banks of the Mapocho River and visit the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Contemporary History. Recharge your batteries in the Central Market where you'll have several souvenir shops, restaurants and stalls that sell all kinds of products.

Continue your visit in the Plaza de Armas, the birthplace of the city, where you can admire the statues, monuments and buildings that surround it, such as the Cathedral and the National History Museum. Then, shop at Paseo Ahumada and finish with a visit to the Palacio de la Moneda and the Fonck Museum, where you can observe a Moai from the Easter Island. If you have time, get away from the city centre and visit the Concha y Toro Winery to taste some of the best Chilean wines, head to the Andes to visit the Valle Nevado's ski resort and have fun in the middle of a beautiful snow blanket or enjoy a day at the beach in Reñaca, the most famous in the city.