1 Plaza de Armas

Gaze at the colonial architecture surrounding Santiago’s lively central plaza – or sit on a bench and take in the hustle and bustle.

2 Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

This exquisite collection of artefacts from dozens of pre-Hispanic civilizations features fine tapestries, intricate ceramics and dazzling jewels.

3 Mercado Central and La Vega

The city’s two main markets are great places to explore and sample excellent fresh fish and seafood.

4 Bellavista

The traditional bohemian quarter offers great theatres, restaurants and bars, as well as one of poet Pablo Neruda’s eccentric homes.

5 Cerro San Cristóbal

Ride the elevator to the top of this steep hill where, on a clear day, you have great views of the snowcapped Andes towering over the city.

6 Andean skiing

Skiers and snowboarders will delight in the world-class ski areas near Santiago, including the world-famous Portillo resort.

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