Information for Travelers
Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city, sits in a valley between the snowy peaks of the Andes and the Chilean coastal mountain range.
The city was founded by the Spanish in 1541 and has been the capital of Chile since colonial times.
It's a bustling city of over six million people, but you'll still find traces of its heritage in 19th-century colonial and neoclassical buildings.
This scenic city has several hills that tower above it, with the Mapocho River flowing through it and the Andes Mountains in the background.
Afterwards, you can also find several boutique hotels with stunning views here.
The Gran Torre Santiago towers over Santiago and is so high that it can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.
With 64 floors, it is the tallest skyscraper in Latin America and the highest occupied floor in the Southern Hemisphere.
La Moneda, also known as the “Palace of the Mint” because it used to be a mint, is where the President of Chile has his offices.
There are a variety of tourist attractions in Santiago de Chile, from the religious to the quirky and funky.
In Plaza de Armas, the splendid center of the old colonial city of Santiago, there are two neoclassical landmarks of the city.
The Palacio de la Real Audiencia from 1808, which now houses the National Historical Museum, and the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral.
La Chascona is the former home of poet Pablo Neruda, now a museum.
Read about Santiago in Wikipedia