Bellavista

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Bellavista which includes outdoor art and street scenes

Streets lined with murals, boutique shops, a lively nightlife, a picturesque urban park and a hilltop lookout make this one of Santiago’s most exciting neighborhoods.

Bellavista is a bohemian neighborhood, or “barrio,” in Santiago with colorful architecture, natural beauty, history, nightlife and shopping. The neighborhood thrives on the energy of its cafés, bars, galleries and boutiques. Visit the stores and restaurants occupying colorful old homes and converted warehouses as you walk through the maze of leafy streets.

On Calle Pío Nono, cafés spill out onto the pavements and locals dance in bars to live music. Browse the stalls of the weekend Feria Artesanal Pío Nono market for local handicrafts. Stroll around the courtyards of Patio Bellavista, a modern retail complex, to find bars, restaurants, wine sellers, souvenir shops and art galleries. Catch a theater production, stand-up comedy or tango show at El Cachafaz Teatro Café Concert.

Shop for precious stones, jewelry and trinkets in stores along Avenida Bellavista. Retailers here are famous for crafting figurines, jewelry and home décor from lapis lazuli, a blue semi-precious stone commonly found in northern Chile.

Be sure to visit La Chascona, the former home of revered Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Find displays of Neruda’s personal items, including African carvings, a book collection and his certificate for winning the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. A painting of Neruda’s face in profile is the subject of one of the many striking street murals that you’ll come across in Bellavista. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the works of both amateur and professional artists.

Enjoy the green spaces and recreational activities at the tree-filled Parque Metropolitano, Santiago’s largest urban park. Follow walking trails to discover manicured gardens, picnic spots and children’s play areas. Cool off in the two public swimming pools during the summer months. See more than 150 animal species at the Chile National Zoo.

Walk, cycle or ride the funicular to the Cerro San Cristóbal lookout for city views. On a clear day it’s possible to see the snow-covered peaks of the Andes mountain range. Check out the tall Virgin Mary statue, an iconic Santiago landmark.

Barrio Bellavista lies between the Mapocho River and the picturesque Cerro San Cristobal. Located in the northwest corner of the Providencia suburb, Barrio Bellavista is easily accessible by public buses and the metro. A hop-on hop-off tourist bus stops at Patio Bellavista and Parque Metropolitano. Walk to Barrio Bellavista in 25 minutes from Plaza de Armas, via Parque Forestal.


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Wild Santiago Hostel
Wild Santiago Hostel
2 out of 5
0184 DARDIGNAC, Santiago, METROPOLITAN REGION
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The price is AU$13 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
Located in Bellavista, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill and Plaza de la Constitucion. Palacio de la Moneda and Costanera ...
2/5 (3 reviews)
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Reviewed on 18 Dec. 2020

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Hotel Boutique Tremo
Hotel Boutique Tremo
3 out of 5
Alberto Reyes 32, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$70 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Bellavista, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Clinica Santa Maria and Santa Lucia Hill. Plaza de Armas and Palacio de la Moneda are also within ...
3.8/5 Good! (218 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and provided good information about restaurants in the area."

Reviewed on 8 Dec. 2020

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Norus Apartments Providencia
Norus Apartments Providencia
3.5 out of 5
Capellan Abarzua 240, Providencia, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
The price is AU$82 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Located in Bellavista, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Chascona and National Museum of Fine Arts. Santa Lucia Hill and Plaza de Armas are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (46 reviews)
"It was a good staying in this apartment, very close to good bars and restaurants"

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2020

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Casona Bellavista
Casona Bellavista
3 out of 5
284 Bellavista, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$80 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Bellavista, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National Museum of Fine Arts and Forest Park. Museum of Contemporary Art and Basilica de la Merced ...
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Hotel Boutique Castillo Rojo
Hotel Boutique Castillo Rojo
4 out of 5
Constitucion 195, Bellavista, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
Located near the slopes, this Bellavista hotel is situated in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of La Chascona, Patio Bellavista and Chilean National ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (361 reviews)
"Historical and makes you feel local. Close to the action! Staff was fantastic. They exceeded my expectations!"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2020

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Apart Hotel B
Apart Hotel B
3.5 out of 5
Bellavista 234, Recoleta, Santiago
The price is AU$103 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
Located in Bellavista, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Forest Park, National Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art. Lastarria District ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (293 reviews)
"An amazing location. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by staff who ensured we were looked after. When we return to Chile we will definitely be going back."

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

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