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Best things to do in Santiago

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“Gran museo que exhibe obras modernas y contemporáneas de artistas internacionales y chilenos. Great museum that exhibits modern and contemporary works of international and Chilean artists.”
235 locals recommend
Park
“Parque Forestal is an urban park located two blocks from our department. It is a nice area to go for a walk, ride a bike or just sit on a bench. While there visit the Bellas Artes museum a short walk from the Bellas Artes train station.”
234 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Charming park, a two blocks from apartment. Climb stairs, 10 minute walk to the top of the park, for panoramic view of the city.”
281 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Great cultural and public space, active all year around. 10 theatres, music, dance, visual arts, seminars, free exhibitions, cafés, restaurant, trendy designer shops. We love it! http://www.gam.cl/”
245 locals recommend
Government Building
“Chile's presidential offices are in the Palacio de la Moneda. The ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in the late 18th century and was originally the official mint. The inner courtyards are generally open to the public; schedule a guided tour with a week's notice by emailing visitas@presidencia.cl. The north facade was badly damaged by air-force missile attacks during the 1973 military coup when President Salvador Allende – who refused to leave – was overthrown here. A monument honoring Allende now stands opposite in Plaza de la Constitución.”
213 locals recommend
Bar
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“there you can fun all place to have fun and good time, the are is a 10 minutes from home.”
184 locals recommend
Plaza
“La Plaza de Armas de Santiago es considerada el corazón de la capital de Chile, marcando el hito conocido como Kilómetro Cero, desde el cual se comienza a medir la distancia entre las diferentes ciudades del país. En su entorno no solo convergen emblemáticos edificios, símbolos del origen de la ciudad. The Plaza de Armas of Santiago is considered the heart of the capital of Chile, marking the milestone known as Kilómetro Cero, from which the distance between the different cities of the country begins to be measured. In its surroundings, not only emblematic buildings converge, symbols of the city's origin and witnesses of its development of more than four centuries, but also characteristic ”
151 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“It is a very picturesque walk, where you can find many good restaurants, movies, street trade. It has wave the place.”
195 locals recommend
Museum
“iif you want to know the past of Chile you must to go to "el museo de la memoria"”
122 locals recommend
Museum
“This wonderful, state of the art museum is not to be missed! "The Museum is housed in one of Santiago’s most distinguished colonial buildings. Constructed in 1805 in the neoclassical style, thebuilding originally was home to the colonial government’s Royal Customs House." One of my favourite (Beatriz) exhibits is that of textiles and woven garments, truly amazing. http://www.precolombino.cl/”
117 locals recommend
Food Court
“A nice place with great vibes. You can find lots of restaurants, bars to start out the night!”
134 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Fresh fish, vegetables and many typical fish restaurants. The market itself was built originally by the architect of The Eiffel Tower: engineer Gustave Eiffel”
123 locals recommend
Theater
“The main city theatre, a gorgeous building and quality program. Check the website: http://www.municipal.cl/”
68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The cultural center "La Moneda" is a place that have a lot of art expositions, food places and is located below of the goverment palace. Around this place you have a lot of restaurants, museums, and different emblematic places that you must visit if you come to Santiago.”
94 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Large restaurant complex in renovated urban space. Many good places to eat here.”
100 locals recommend
Bus Line
“Largest park in Santiago. Take the funicular and/or gondola to the Virgin statue. Great views of the city.”
79 locals recommend