Santiago de Chile

Chile - Santiago de Chile - Cerro San Cristóbal - Statue  Virgin MaryPicturesquely located between the snowcapped Andean range in the east and the coastal range in the west is the beautiful city of Santiago de Chile. Whether it’s a young couple, kids or elderly there is something for everyone here.

One of the most exhilarating experiences in this city is the exciting Cerro San Cristobal cable car ride that provides a panoramic view of the city. Piscine Tupahue also provides breathtaking view of Santiago De Chile and here you can plunge in the pool on San Cristobal hill, in Parque Metropolitana.

Parque Metropolitana houses the iconic 14-metre high statue of Virgin De La Inmaculada Concepcion. Cerro Santa Lucia which was earlier a rocky hill is now a beautifully landscaped park. For relaxation the lush green landscape of ‘Parque De Las Esculturas’ is perfect, or can also enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the Mapocho River.

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City’s many architectural marvels capture your attention but first one is Palacio De La Moneda, which was formally a mint and now is the presidential office; designed by famed Italian architect Joaquin Toesca. The Splendid Palacio Cousino belonging to famous Cousino-Goyenechea family is probably the city’s most magnificent mansions.

Foot of San Cristobal hill houses the shiplike ‘La Chascona’, house of Pablo Neruda, the popular noble prize-winning poet. Also popular are Catedral Metropolitana, Basilica Del Salvador and Cementerio General, this little city of tombs is most under-discovered and yet a very interesting site.

Chile - Santiago de ChileThere are many impressive mueums as well, like Museo De Artes Visuals displaying modern artworks; and Museo Chileno De Arte Precolombia, highlighting 4500 years of pre-Colombian civilization including indigenous Chinchorro mummies.

Santiago de Chile has a Mediterranean climate with dry-hot summers and moist-cold winters. Cool and pleasant weather during fall and spring is best time to visit here. To know more join our community; also read travel blogs, view photographs and meet travel partners.

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