Highlighted Neighborhoods

Bellas Artes

In this area is located the local Museum of classic art (Museo de Bellas Artes) and the Modern art museum (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo – MAC).

Also you can walk at the park Parque Forestal and enjoy several cafes, restaurants, and small but enchanting places to eat, drink and enjoy nightlife.

Subway station: Bellas Artes (green line #5).

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Lastarria

Here you can visit a small modern art museum called MAVI (José Victorino Lastarria 307) or visit the biggest cultural center in Santiago called GAM (Av Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 227) in honor to our local Nobel Prize Gabriela Mistral.

Also you can watch a french movie in the art cinema El Biografo (José Victorino Lastarria 307) or enjoy a delicious ice cream at Emporio La Rosa (José Victorino Lastarria 71).

Our recommendations for eating:

  • Bocanariz (international food). José Victorino Lastarria 276.
  • Chipe Libre (drink Pisco). José Victorino Lastarria 282.
  • Nolita (italian food). José Victorino Lastarria 70, Local 8.

Subway station: Universidad Católica (red line #1)

 

Plaza de Armas

This is the heart of the city. You must see the Cathedral, Post Office, Historic Museum.

Just one block from the Plaza you can find the beautiful  “Museo de Arte Precolombino” (Bandera 361) with ancient works from native south americans.

In front of the museum you will find the Justice Palace and the building of the old Congress.

Near Plaza de Armas you can find an AFEX office for money exchange (Catedral 1063).

Subway station: Plaza de Armas (green line #5)

 

Patronato

This area is a vibrant and multicultural place. You will find clothing from asia and middle east.

Here you can find communities from Korea, Palestine, Peru and new waves of immigrants.

The main streets you must walk are Patronato and Manzano

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Subway station: Patronato (yellow line #2)

 

La Vega

This is the biggest farmer market in the city that has become a blend of culture, people and food.

Here you must walk and buy fresh fruit, vegetables or taste the traditional local drink “mote con huesillos“.

Subway station: Patronato (yellow line #2)

 

Bellavista

Incredible street art and area. There are lots of choice in restaurants, shopping.

The center of this area is Patio Bellavista, where you can eat, drink and have entertainment during the whole day.

If you have time go to the top of Cerro San Cristobal  by the funicular.

Also there is the House-Museum of Pablo Neruda (“La Chascona“) Chilean poet and Nobel Prize.

This is the art district where you will find more than 20 theaters.

Subway station: Baquedano (green and red line #5 and #1)

 

Bio Bio

The biggest flea and antiques market.  You will find everything you could want.. And more!!!

This is a fantastic market for all things vintage. Walking upon rows upon rows of second hand goods you can discover fantastic furniture, homewares, books, jewelry, lighting, old magazines, vinyl records, old game consoles, etc, etc, etc.

Open just Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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Subway station: Franklin (yellow line #2)

 

Los Dominicos

Here you must visit the “Pueblito Artesanal“. This is a great place to buy artisanal works and souvenirs. Los Domenicos is a sort of crafts village where dozens of artisans make and sell a wide range of handicrafts. You’ll find gifts there, such as jewelry, baby alpaca caps and even sheepskin slippers.

If you have time, it’s worth the trip to end of the metro line to check out this market and also the lovely church next to it.

Subway station: Los Dominicos (red line #1)

 

Manuel Montt

In this area we commend the great shows  you can see live at Nescafe de las Artes Theatre.

Nightlife is vibrant in this area.

Our recommendations for eating:

Subway station: Manuel Montt (red line #1)

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