20 Things to do in Santiago de Chile Travel Guide

Our trip to Chile wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to the capital, so towards the end of our stay we decided to visit Santiago. We had 4 days to discover what the city was all about, so we set out to visit the main attractions, sample Chilean food (Comida Chilena), and explore various neighborhoods on foot. We may not have been able to see it all, but the following is our experience in the city. For anyone planning a similar trip, here’s a look at 20 things to do in Santiago de Chile on your visit:

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20 Things to do in Santiago de Chile Travel Guide

1) Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucía)
2) Lastarria Neighborhood (Barrio Lastarria)
3) Gelato Ice Cream at Emporio La Rosa (Helado)
4) Funicular ride to Santiago Metropolitan Park (San Cristóbal Hill)
5) Chorrillana (French fries with sliced beef and onions)
6) Plaza de Armas (main square of Santiago)
7) The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago (Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago)
8) Panoramic Sunset views of Santiago at the Sky Costanera (Costanera Center Torre 2 – Gran Torre Santiago) or from a rooftop apartment
9) Pisco Sour as a beverage in the afternoon or evening
10) Mercado Central de Santiago (Central Market)
11) Ceviche for lunch at Mercado Central de Santiago
12) Parque Forestal de Santiago de Chile (Forest Park)
13) Palacio de la Moneda (Coin Palace)
14) Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda (Cultural Center)
15) Empanada as a snack
16) Craft Beer (Cervezas Artesanales)
17) Barrio Bellavista (Bellavista Neighborhood)
18) MNBA – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts)
19) MAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Museum)
20) Paris-Londres Neighborhood (Barrio París-Londres)

Our visit Santiago travel guide covers some of the top attractions including the best in arts, entertainment, museums, nightlife and restaurants (Cocina Chilena). We also cover off-the-beaten-path activities that you won’t find in your typical tourism brochure or Santiago city guide.

20 Things to do in Santiago, Chile City Guide | Top Attractions Travel Guide Travel Video Transcript:

Santa Lucia is an urban park smack dab in the middle of Santiago and it’s a popular hangout in the afternoons and weekends. The hike is a pleasant one with lots to see, including fountains, spiralling staircases, defensive forts, sprawling gardens, and cool lookout points.

Lastarria is a neighbourhood located just east of Santa Lucia hill and it was once the bohemian hub of the city.Today it is very popular with tourists as it offers an outdoors flea market, an international mix of cafes and restaurants, & live music.

For panoramic views of the city, ride the funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill.

Plaza de Armas is the heart of Santiago’s historic centre. There are lots of benches under the cover of palm trees, and the place is buzzing with activity. The Metropolitan Cathedral is located in the historic centre of Santiago overlooking the square. The construction you see today dates back to the year 1800, since previous cathedrals were destroyed in earthquakes.

Santiago’s Central Market is the place to come for the freshest food. You’ll find rows of restaurants serving up everything from grilled fish to ceviche. We really like our ceviche, so we found a place serving exactly that.

Parque Forestal is a park that forms a long stretch of greenery along the Mapocho River. It’s a nice green escape in the middle of the city.

Palacio de la Moneda is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. This is where you can come to watch the changing of the guard. Just underneath Palacio de La Moneda, you’ll find Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, which is a cultural centre featuring exhibitions, design shops, and a small selection of cafes.

Bellavista is a cultural hub with lots of theatres, cinemas, cafes, museums, and restaurants. The most famed home in the neighbourhood is La Chascona, the home of the famed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

And that’s a wrap for the Chilean capital! We hope you enjoyed this Santiago travel guide and that it gave you a few ideas of things to do, places to visit, and Chilean dishes to try in the city.

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16 thoughts on “20 Things to do in Santiago de Chile Travel Guide

  1. Acuerdos Importantes

    CHILE ES EL PAIS MAS FEO DE SUDAMERICA, YO HE IDO ES PURO DESIERTOS, NO HAY NADA QUE VER, LA COMIDA ES BIEN FEA , LA PEOR DE SUDAMERICA, RECUERSE EL QUE VA A CHILE ME VA A DAR LA RAZON.
    Y SE VA HA LAMENTAR DE GASTAS SU DINERO POR GUSTO, NO HAY NADA
    SU SUPUESTO VINO INDUSTRIAL ES DE LO MAS HORROROSO, PRUEBEN OTROS VINOS Y SE DARAN CUENTA, CUANDO COMI EN CHILE ME DIO UNA INDIGESTION, NO SOLO ES LA PREPARACION DE LOS PLATOS,ES PORQUE ESA TIERRA DA UN PESIMO SABOR A LOS FRUTOS,LAPAPA PARECE TRAPO DE LAVAR PLATOS,UN SABOR HORRIBLE,ESE ES EL ORIGEN DE LO FEO DE SU COMIDA.
    NO HAY NADA ARQUEOLOGICO QUE VER,QUE SOLO TRATAN DE MOSTRAR DEPORTE DE AVENTURA,PERO ESO HAY EN TODOS LADOS,CUAL ES LA GRACIA DE VISITAR UN PAIS TAN FEO
    UNO COMO TURISTA NO PUEDE COMUNICARSE CON LOS CHILENOS PORQUE HABLAN UN LENGUAJE ENTRE INDIO ARAUCANENSE Y ESPANOL VULVAR ENTRECORTADO, PURA JERGA DE SU PAIS QUE NO SE ENTIENDE NADA.(GENTE 3 MUNDO)
    HE VIAJADO POR EL MUNDO Y CREO QUE ES EL PAIS MAS FEO, NO HAY NADA SI LLEGAN A IR SE DARAN CUENTA DE LO QUE DIGO,ES VOTAR DINERO PARA MALOGRASE EL ESTOMA Y NO ENCONTRAR NADA, ME PASE BUSCANDO ALGO BUENO Y NO HAY NADA DE NADA.
    GENNTE SI VAN ARIICA IQUIQUE ANTOFAGASTA O AL SUL DE CHILE SE VAN ENCONTRAR CON GENTE DE LO MAS VULGAR QUE NI SIQUIERA PUEDEN HABLAR ESPANOL,LLENO DE JERGAS Y VULGARIDAD.
    TENGAN CUIDADO HAY RATEROS CUIDEN SUS OBJETOS DE VALOR.
    ASI LO UNICO NOVEDOSO QUE VAN A VER ES PERRROS CALLEJEROS QUE HAY POR MONTON.

  2. Kohl423

    Always wanted to visit Chile. Hope to do so in the future and this you tube contribution is just great for Santiago. I think (in my case) that watching that great sunset would have to be accompanied by a big Cuban Havana Cigar and I am sure a glass of two of a superb Chilean wine would be thrown in somewhere as well!

  3. Jessica Pacentrilli

    thanks for sharing this with all of us- I was born and raised in Chile, I live in the U.S.A. now, but gotta tell you the empanadas … hummm — yummy — delicious! the best! Go to Pomaire (45 mins from Santiago) or to the South, Valdivia — beautiful places1 thanks again

  4. Gino Cacsire

    I´m very excited to visit Santiago. Empanadas look amazing, cant wait to taste them. Nice video. By the way, there is no need to fight. Samuel nor Audrey have mentioned Pisco Sour or ceviche are part of Chile´s national cuisine, it is settled in stone that those are peruvians. It will be nice to know if they do have a difference though. That´s the beauty of traveling.Enjoy the moment & the place. Stop fighting.

  5. Sebastián Herrera Urrutia

    Glad to know you guys enjoyed Santiago 🙂
    Audrey, you have an awesome spanish pronunciation, you sound like a spanish speaker :)

  6. drian boichep

    Se ven muy ricas las empanadas, y rematar con una buena cerveza, que mejor, me
    parece que fue un buen viaje, Saludos.

  7. Aman Basanti

    Excellent camera work but narration was average. Not sure if it was the accents but it just sounded weird, plus nothing on nightlife!

  8. Diego Alvarez

    If you come again to Chile, you have to visit the Atacama desert, the beautifull cities Of the South, Easter Island, Litoral central, etc, etc.
    Saludos desde Chile!

  9. Valter Pereira

    I am Brazilian , and I can say Chile is the best country in Latin America , in few years will be a developed country .

  10. Verónica Soussi

    nice video, why don't you come to the south, you'd love it much more than Santiago , I live in Puerto Montt city near the volcanos area and Llanquihue lake

  11. Sergio Soto

    In Chile you say Manjar, not Dulce de leche. That is what you say in Argentina!! lol They are not bad tips! I'm taking my partner to Chile and showed them this video.

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