About this listing
Fully serviced apartments in the metropolitan area. Centrally located, close to Palacio de la Moneda. New building with surveillance, internet, pool, gym, laundry, conference room.
HOW TO GET AROUND:
If you are staying in town more than a few days get a bip!-card at any subway station (Ch$1350, minimum recharge Ch$1000 [February, 2013]). This card is good for both subway and bus, and allows you free transfers between the two (you still have to swipe your card, but there is no deduction) in a 2 hour period.
Metro Santiago has a metro system with five lines and 94 stations, with many holding rotating art exhibitions. Trains run between roughly 6.00AM and 11.00PM, with each station posting the exact hours for the first and last trains. Buses run parallel to subway lines after hours. As of Feb 2013, tickets cost Ch$660 for peak periods (7.00AM to 9.00AM, 6.00 to 8.00PM), Ch$610 for shoulder periods (6.30AM to 7.00AM, 9.00AM to 6.00PM, 8.00PM to 8.45PM) and Ch$590 for low periods (before 6.30AM and after 8.45PM). Tickets are good for a single ride with unlimited transfers, and there is no time limit.
Bus Buses are mostly modern and run around the clock on the main lines. The only way to pay your fare is by bip!-card. You can buy this card and charge it in any metro station or in some stores. The card also allows for travel by metro.
Rent a Car Renting a Car is also a very good decision if you want to get around Santiago and its surroundings. You can find excellent cars, great service and cheap prices at Chilean Rent a Car ((website hidden)). The company is conveniently located few blocks away from Metro Baquedano in Barrio Bellavista, a "must visit" in Santiago.
THINGS TO DO IN SANTIAGO:
Plaza De Armas
La Moneda Palace
Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda
Theatre & Dance
Centro Cultural Matucana 100
Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral (GAM)
Festival de Jazz de Providencia
Cerro Santa Lucia
Iglesia y museo de San Francisco
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)
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