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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Municipalidad de Santiago

    Santiago Centro | Building/Architectural Site

    Today's city hall for central Santiago can be found on the site of the colonial city hall and jail. The original structure, built in 1552, survived...Read More

  • 7. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

    Parque Forestal | Museum/Gallery

    After two ambitious restorations–-the first completed in 2008 and then another after the destructive 2010 earthquake–-the elegant Museum of...Read More

  • 8. Museo Histórico Nacional

    Santiago Centro | Museum/Gallery

    The colonial-era Palacio de la Real Audiencia served as the meeting place for Chile's first Congress in July 1811. The building then functioned...Read More

  • 9. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

    Parque Forestal | Museum/Gallery

    Unfortunately, Chile's main fine arts museum now has only a small part of its excellent collection of Chilean painting on display, confining...Read More

  • 10. Museo Nacional de Historia Natural

    Parque Quinta Normal | Museum/Gallery

    The National Natural History Museum is the centerpiece of Parque Quinta Normal. French architect Paul Lathoud designed the building for Chile...Read More

  • 11. Parque de las Esculturas

    Providencia | Park/Playground

    Residents in Providencia know this as one of the city's most captivating—and least publicized—public parks. Its gardens are filled with sculptures...Read More

  • 12. Pérgola de las Flores

    Recoleta | Market/Bazaar

    Santiaguinos come to the Pérgola de las Flores (literally: "gazebo of flowers") markets to buy wreaths and flower arrangements for decoration...Read More

  • 13. Vega Chica and Vega Central

    Recoleta | Market/Bazaar

    From fruit to furniture, meat to machinery, these lively markets stock just about anything you can name. Alongside ordinary items you can find...Read More

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