Santiago

Travel Guide
National History Museum showing street scenes and a city

Tucked deep in Chile’s central valley, the capital city enjoys a thriving arts scene and a cityscape surrounded by towering mountains.

Situated between the Andes and the Chilean Coastal Range, the capital of Chile enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year. Santiago’s iconic skyline is dotted with green spaces, including the enormous Parque Metropolitano at its center. Explore the park to find the National Zoo, take a swim in the Antilén or Tupahue Pools or to reach the top of the park’s central hill and take in the views across the city.

Chile’s rich history comes alive at the Presidential Palace (Palacio de La Moneda). Join a guided tour of the palace to hear the stories that took place within its walls, before you head across to the Plaza de Armas. The city square is commonly known as the “Heart of Santiago”. Nearby you’ll find the home of poet Pablo Neruda, La Chascona. See work by Chile’s most renowned visual artists from the past two centuries at the Museo de la Chilenidad. As evening falls, watch a live performance at the historic Teatro Municpal or visit the underground Cetro Cultural de Moneda to discover its range of cultural and artists exhibits.

Santiago’s neighbourhoods all offer their own unique atmosphere. Head to the Upper-class Vitacura for its vibrant arts scene that is centered around a number of museums, restaurants and galleries. If you’re on the hunt for some local food, head to Bellavista for its cluster of eateries and bars. The region is popular with both tourists and locals for its after hours scene. The bohemian enclaves of Brasil and Lastarria regularly host outdoor markets and events. At the heart of Santiago’s commercial district you’ll find Providencia, a suburb with many parks and gardens. Sample the local wine and traditional dishes as you sit outside a bistro or open-air restaurant.

Santiago is centrally located in Chile, just 2.5 hours from both the coast and the nation’s border with Argentina. Santiago Airport receives flights from around the world and buses run between the city and most major South American cities. A popular day trip from Santiago is to Valparaiso, a coastal town nearby.

Santiago’s accessible metro can be accessed with the Bip! Card, which also gives you access to the city’s bus system.

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Where to stay in Santiago

Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
4 out of 5
Armando Cortinez Norte 2150, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$245 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located near the slopes, this Pudahuel hotel is connected to the airport and within 12 mi (20 km) of Templo Votivo de Maipu, Mall Plaza Oeste and Mercado Central. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"It was close to the airport, literally 2 minutes walk and so it did what I needed from it. The bar and restaurant had a nice ambience, the service was good and the staff friendly."

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal
Mandarin Oriental, Santiago
Mandarin Oriental, Santiago
5 out of 5
Kennedy Avenue #4601, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$364 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Conveniently near to skiing facilities, this Santiago hotel is located next to a golf course, within 3 miles (5 km) of Parque Arauco Mall and Costanera Center, ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (459 reviews)
"Mandarin is a beautiful hotel, it has big and spacious rooms with friendly and attentive staff. Overall an excellent hotel, I would recommend this to everyone."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Mandarin Oriental, Santiago
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
5 out of 5
Calle El Alcalde 15, Las Condes, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$276 per night from 11 Feb. to 12 Feb.
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Peru Plaza and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Costanera Center. Los Leones Golf Club and Gran Torre ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (295 reviews)
"Awesome"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
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ApartViews Cordillera
ApartViews Cordillera
3.5 out of 5
republica arabe de egipto 670, las condes, Santiago, 932250000
The price is AU$105 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated in the business district, this condo is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Apumanque and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Costanera Center. KidZania Santiago and Parque Arauco ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Experiencia redonda
"Muy buena experiencia. Espacios de buen tamaño, buen alhajamiento, excelente ubicación."

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

ApartViews Cordillera
Time Suite
Time Suite
4 out of 5
Callao 2988, Las Condes, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is AU$117 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Peru Plaza and Costanera Center. Los Leones Golf Club and Vivo Panorámico are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (202 reviews)
Great location1
"the rooms were comfortable, the pool in the rooftop looks better in the pictures but is ok. The location is great,very convenient area!"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Time Suite
One Nk Apartments
One Nk Apartments
3 out of 5
45 La Capitanía, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
The price is AU$124 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated in the business district, this condo is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Parque Arauco Mall, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Costanera Center and Alto Las Condes. Plaza ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
"The location is excellent. The construction going on on the side of the building is a source of noise during the day."

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2021

One Nk Apartments
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