Lastarria

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Visit this central Santiago neighborhood to relax on the lawns of Forest Park, eat in one of its many restaurants and browse weekend antique fairs.

Popular with intellectuals, politicians, architects, artists and writers, Lastarria is a bustling neighborhood, or “barrio,” in central Santiago. Walk along winding streets to discover a fusion of cultural and historical activities, gastronomy, relaxation and recreation.

Start your visit at the pretty Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, built on the site of the former home of Pedro de Valdivia, the founder of Santiago. Stroll along José Victorino Lastarria street to discover cafés, bookstores, cinemas and theaters. Browse the stalls of the Feria de Antigüedades (Antiques Fair), which takes place from Thursday to Sunday along the street’s pedestrian-only northern end.

Admire the elegant architecture and visit the museums set around the cobblestone Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro. See rotating exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museo de Artes Visuales (Museum of Visual Arts). Learn about Chile’s indigenous cultures at the Museo Arqueológico de Santiago (Archaeology Museum of Santiago). One ticket grants admission to both museums.

Go to the picturesque Parque Forestal (Forest Park) to walk, exercise or relax on grassy lawns. See a collection of sculptures by revered artists such as Colombian Fernando Botero. Find more art at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts), both housed in a grand neoclassical palace.

Pay to take a guided tour of the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, which once served as the headquarters for Chile’s military government. Afterward, enjoy theater and dance performances, art exhibitions and movie screenings in the complex. Climb the nearby stairs to Cerro Santa Lucía (Santa Lucia Hill) for panoramic views of Santiago’s cityscape. This hilltop is where Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541.

Visit in April for Ñam Santiago, a festival of Latin American cuisine. Watch cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs. In the neighborhood’s restaurants, you can sample cuisine from all corners of Latin America.

This European-style neighborhood lies between Parque Forestal and Cerro Santa Lucía. Lastarria is a 15-minute walk from Plaza de Armas. The neighborhood is easily accessible via public buses and the metro. Catch the metro to the stops of Bellas Artes or Universidad Católica.


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Hostal Forestal
Hostal Forestal
2 out of 5
Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
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The price is AU$46 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located near the slopes, this Lastarria hostel is situated in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Forest Park, Lastarria District and Patio Bellavista. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (173 reviews)
Best way to end our trip!
"This was our last 'stop' for our SA backpacking adventure, and was the best hostel we stayed in. At first look you might get put off by the graffiti (which is everywhere in Santiago), but this place is great inside. Booked the private twin room (for an amazing price), and arrived at a ridiculous ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

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The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago
5 out of 5
Merced 294, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$198 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Lastarria, this luxury hotel is steps away from Forest Park and Lastarria District. National Museum of Fine Arts and Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (289 reviews)
"Excellent location, great service"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

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Hotel Montecarlo
Hotel Montecarlo
3.5 out of 5
Victoria Subercaseaux 209, Santiago, 228349900
The price is AU$103 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lastarria District and National Museum of Fine Arts. Plaza de Armas and Palacio de la Moneda are ...
3.7/5 Good! (12 reviews)
"Great location. Many restaurants near by. Friendly staff"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

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Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Coronel Santiago Bueras 188, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
Located near the slopes, this Lastarria hotel is situated in the city centre, and is within a 5-minute walk of Forest Park, Lastarria District and Plaza Baquedano. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (317 reviews)
A little piece of paradise in a lovely city
"Wonderfull welcome on arrival.We recognized by name as my wife had spoken with the front desk. We were upgraded to a super room overlooking the pool. The breakfasts were amazing. Fresh fruit, delicious juices, cold meats and cheese. All served by happy friendly staff who went above and beyond to ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

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Hotel Windsor Suites
Hotel Windsor Suites
3 out of 5
Victoria Subercaseaux 65, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$85 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Lastarria, this hotel is steps away from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Lastarria District. Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center and Catholic ...
3.6/5 Good! (175 reviews)
"Quarantine restricted freedom of movement"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

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Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
4 out of 5
Jose Victorino Lastarria 299, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$194 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Lastarria, this hotel is steps away from Lastarria District and Forest Park. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Gabriela Mistral Cultural ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (398 reviews)
"Great place to escape in quarantine in the middle of the city"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

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