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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/Scenic Overlook

    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 | Park/Playground

    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 | House/Mansion/Villa

    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/Piazza

    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/Piazza

    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

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