Providencia

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Elegant architecture, picturesque urban parks, shopping and nightlife make this one of Santiago’s most lively and popular suburbs.

Stroll through modern shopping districts and graceful architecture or visit bohemian districts and urban parks in the suburb of Providencia. Once loved by the late Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, today Providencia is known for its young and affluent residents.

Providencia’s architectural beauty ranges from embassies and churches to 20th-century palaces. Check out the neo-Renaissance style Iglesia de la Divina Providencia (Church of the Divine Providence). Step inside the Tuscan-style Palacio Falabella to admire opulent decorations. Outside, Greek and Roman sculptures decorate a pretty plaza. Visit the majestic Palacio Schacht, home to art exhibitions and cultural activities.

Shopping is a major highlight of the suburb. Find bookstores, fashion boutiques and modern malls spread along Providencia and Nueva Providencia (11 de Septiembre) avenues. Browse the Galeria Drugstore shopping mall with chic boutiques and cafés. Discover hundreds of retail outlets, luxury hotels, cafés and restaurants in the four skyscrapers of the Costanera Center. Enjoy great city views from the center’s food court.

Take a break from sightseeing and relax in the well-maintained Parque de las Esculturas (Sculpture Park). Admire sculptures by contemporary Chilean artists and bring a picnic to eat on the lawn. In January the park hosts open-air concerts as part of the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Providencia (Providencia International Jazz Festival).

In the evening, enjoy the nightlife of Barrio Suecia, where pubs, bars and nightclubs fill with locals and visitors. Go to nearby Paseo Orrego Luco for a quieter drinking and dining scene. The outdoor seating areas are ideal on a hot day. Sample some of Chile’s famous wines.

The north edge of Providencia is a gateway to Parque Metropolitano and the impressive Cerro San Cristóbal lookout. Follow walking trails to gardens and swimming pools. In the foothills of the park is Bellavista, a bohemian district with bars, cafés and La Chascona, a former residence of Pablo Neruda.

Providencia lies east of Santiago’s historic center, a 10-minute drive from Plaza de Armas. It’s easily accessible via public buses and the metro. Take the metro to Baquedano, Pedro de Valdivia or Los Leones. A hop-on hop-off tourist bus runs through the suburb.

Four Points by Sheraton Santiago
Four Points by Sheraton Santiago
3.5 out of 5
Santa Magdalena No 111, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$88 per night from 29 Oct. to 29 Oct.
Located in the heart of Santiago, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Costanera Center, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Clinica Santa Maria and San Cristobal Hill. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (376 reviews)
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Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center
Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center
4 out of 5
Ave Santa Maria 1742, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$124 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
This family-friendly Santiago hotel is located in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Uruguay Park and Sculpture Park. Municipal Market of Providencia ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (238 reviews)
"Exceptional. Professional staff and great restaurant. Pleasant stay."

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2021

Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center
NH Collection Plaza Santiago
NH Collection Plaza Santiago
5 out of 5
Avenida Vitacura 2610, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$116 per night from 12 Nov. to 12 Nov.
Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Costanera Center and Drugstore. Plaza de Armas and Santiago Town Square are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (844 reviews)
"Super staff and modern clean -- GREAT location just across the street from the big mall and lots of great dining options. NO evidence of the demonstrations and protests seen at in the older part of the city. (We stayed there also a the Santiago and much preferred the NH Collection due to the location. ..."

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

NH Collection Plaza Santiago
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Apart Hotel Cambiaso
Apart Hotel Cambiaso
3 out of 5
Avda. Pedro de Valdivia 150, Of. 1217, Edificio Gran Providencia, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$74 per night from 30 Oct. to 30 Oct.
Located in the heart of Santiago, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vivo Panorámico and Drugstore. Uruguay Park and Sernatur are also within 10 minutes. ...
3.8/5 Good! (167 reviews)
It’s good location
"Close up a many places. It’s confortable room and amenities"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2018

Apart Hotel Cambiaso
Heidelberg Haus Apart Hotel
Heidelberg Haus Apart Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Los Nogales 843, Providencia, Santiago, RM
The price is AU$121 per night from 23 Nov. to 23 Nov.
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vivo Panorámico and Drugstore. Costanera Center and Uruguay Park are also within ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (65 reviews)
Nice area
"Relatively comfortable, black out blinds and fan helped to keep the room Cool as no air con. The wifi was okay, many different routers, certain ones would work in the bedroom but not in the sitting room so had to keep switching over. The staff were kind especially the lady at breakfast. The area ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Heidelberg Haus Apart Hotel
Apartamentos Nueva Providencia 1372
Apartamentos Nueva Providencia 1372
3.5 out of 5
Av Nueva Providencia 1372, Providencia, Santiago, Región Metropolitana de Santiago
Situated in Santiago, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sernatur, Municipal Market of Providencia and Nescafé Theater of The Arts. Uruguay ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (12 reviews)
Lo justo y necesario
"Tiene lo gusto ,quedaba donde quería ya que iba por temas personales ,todo funcionaba perfecto"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Apartamentos Nueva Providencia 1372
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