Santiago Travel Guide

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Plan Your Santiago Vacation

When it was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541, Santiago was little more than the triangular patch of land embraced by two arms of the Río Mapocho. Today the area of the original municipality is known as Santiago Centro, and is just one of 32 comunas (districts)—each with its own distinct personality—that make up the city.

Hotels

Santiago Hotels

Santiago's accommodations range from luxurious hoteles to comfortable residenciales, which can be homey bed-and-breakfasts or simple... read more

Restaurants

Santiago Restaurants

Menus cover the bases of international cuisines, but don't miss the local bounty—seafood delivered directly from the... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Santiago

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Santiago Experiences

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