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.
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.