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  • 1. Cementerio General

    Recoleta | Cemetery

    This cemetery in the northern part of the city reveals a lot about traditional Chilean society. Through the lofty stone arches of the main entrance...Read More

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  • 2. Cerro San Cristóbal

    Bellavista | Viewpoint

    This large, iconic hill within the centenary Parque Metropolitano is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Santiago. From the western...Read More

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  • 3. Cerro Santa Lucía

    Santiago Centro | City Park

    The mazelike park of Santa Lucía is a hangout for park-bench smoochers and photo-snapping tourists. Walking uphill along the labyrinth of...Read More

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  • 4. Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM)

    Santiago Centro | Arts/Performance Venue

    This giant cultural center just steps from the Universidad Católica metro houses some of Santiago's most interesting indigenous arts exhibits...Read More

  • 5. La Chascona

    Bellavista | Historic Home

    This house designed by Nobel Prize–winning poet Pablo Neruda was dubbed the "Woman with the Tousled Hair" after Matilde Urrutia, his third wife...Read More

  • 6. Museo de Artes Visuales

    Lastarria | Museum/Gallery

    This dazzling museum of contemporary art has one of Chile's finest collections of contemporary Chilean art and it displays the combined private...Read More

  • 7. Museo de La Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos

    Parque Quinta Normal | Museum/Gallery

    This museum is a powerful testimony to the coup that established the Chilean dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet; the resulting detention, torture...Read More

  • 8. Museo Ferroviario

    Parque Quinta Normal | Museum/Gallery

    Chile's once-mighty railroads have been relegated to history, but this acre of Parque Quinta Normal keeps the memory alive. Sixteen steam locomotives...Read More

  • 9. Plaza de Armas

    Santiago Centro | Plaza/Square

    This square has been the symbolic heart of Chile—as well as its political, social, religious, and commercial center—since Pedro de Valdivia...Read More

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  • 10. Plaza de la Constitución

    Santiago Centro | Plaza/Square

    Palacio de la Moneda and other government buildings line Constitution Square, the country's most formal plaza. The changing of the guard takes...Read More

  • 11. Barrio Concha y Toro

    Santiago Centro | Neighborhood/Street

    Don't be put off by the shops selling car parts at the entrance to this intimate neighborhood on the north side of La Alameda between avenues...Read More

  • 12. Barrio París-Londres

    Santiago Centro | Neighborhood/Street

    Many architects contributed to what is frequently referred to as Santiago's Little Europe, among them Alberto Cruz Montt, Jorge Elton Alamos...Read More

  • 13. Biblioteca Nacional

    Santiago Centro | Library/Archive

    Near the foot of Cerro Santa Lucía is the block-long classical facade of the National Library. Moved to its present premises in 1925, this library...Read More

  • 14. Bolsa de Comercio

    Santiago Centro | Notable Building

    Chile's stock exchange is housed in a 1917 French neoclassical structure with an elegant clock tower surmounted by an arched slate cupola. Business...Read More

  • 15. Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho

    Parque Forestal | Notable Building

    This mighty edifice, with its trio of two-story arches framed by intricate terra-cotta detailing, is as elegant as any train station in the...Read More

  • 16. Club de la Unión

    Santiago Centro | Notable Building

    The facade of this neoclassical building, dating to 1925, is one of the city's finest. The interior of this private club, whose roster has included...Read More

  • 17. Correo Central

    Santiago Centro | Museum/Gallery

    Housed in what was once the ornate Palacio de los Gobernadores, this building dating from 1715 is one of the most beautiful post offices you...Read More

  • 18. Estación Central

    Estación Central | Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Inaugurated in 1897, Central Station is the city's last remaining train station, serving the south as far as Chillán. The greenish iron canopy...Read More

  • 19. Ex Congreso Nacional

    Santiago Centro | Notable Building

    Once the meeting place for the National Congress (the legislature moved to Valparaíso in 1990), this palatial neoclassical building became the...Read More

  • 20. Iglesia San Francisco

    Santiago Centro | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Santiago's oldest structure, greatest symbol, and principal landmark, the Church of San Francisco is the last trace of 16th-century colonial...Read More

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