Santiago Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Santiago Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Nestled between the world’s largest ocean, driest desert, longest mountain range, and southernmost grasslands, is Santiago de Chile. It’s no wonder that this South American
capital is a city of extremes. Bienvenidos a Santiago, a cosmopolitan city where you can be whoever
you want to be. Dine out in elegant business districts, grab a Churro in an urban park or hand-pick fresh seafood in a historic market
hall. Delve into classic art museums or get inspired
by bohemian street art. Escape the heat in modern, air-conditioned malls or find sanctuary in
historic cathedrals. Treat your palate to a fine wine, or down a beer in one of the city’s favorite
bars. No matter what you are looking for, Santiago
has it all. Framed by mountain ranges, Santiago is often shrouded in a hazy cloud. In this soft light, the well-worn stones of
the city’s oldest districts recall the atmosphere of the old Europe. Chile is the ’Country of Poets’ and its romantic urban parks that show us
the simple delights of the old days, before the digital world arrived. Outside of the historic district
Santiago is buzzing with energy and growth. Shiny skyscrapers tell a story of a thriving
city with its eyes fixed on the future. Free-spirited students, artists, and businesspeople make this one of South
America’s most progressive cities. The central Plaza de Armas is the perfect
starting point for first-time visitors. Browse its arts stalls or have a drink in
one of the square’s lively cafés to mingle with friendly “Chilenos”. Admire some of the city’s oldest buildings
and step into the Metropolitan Cathedral, a place for devotion and contemplation. Still in the plaza, make your way up the historic bell tower of
the National History Museum. See how 16th-century Spanish conquistadores planned the capital around Santa Lucía Hill, the spot where the city was founded. Of course, thousands of years before the Spanish arrived, Chile already had a thriving civilization. Today, only a few indigenous groups remain. The Civic District along Ahumada Boulevard
is home to La Moneda Palace, which was the colonial mint and is now the
seat of Government. The original palace was bombed when General Augusto Pinochet seized power in 1973. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights reminds visitors of the thousands of victims
of his repressive rule. The people fought back and Chile is now a
prosperous and free nation. As the country’s beloved poet Pablo Neruda
once said: “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot
keep Spring from coming.” Since the 1990s Santiago has flourished and
is today one of the hippest capitals in South America. Don’t miss Parque Forestal This green corridor gives access to some of
the city’s most remarkable art museums and sculptures. Take a peak inside Centro Cultural Estación
Mapocho, a monumental train station turned exhibition
space with café and restaurant. Rent a bike and head to Providencia to see
the jumble of artworks in the Parque de las Esculturas. Keep riding northeast to Vitacura to feed
the swans in Parque Bicentenario or pull up a beach chair. To the south of the city is Pirque, where you can tour the famous Concha y Toro
winery. The experience will make you a connoisseur
of the region’s chardonnay and the viña’s tasting sessions are a feast
for the senses. If you’d rather drink a cold “cerveza”, visit a sidewalk café in the central Bellavista
neighborhood. Browse craft shops, look for precious antiques, and check out the area’s colorful street
art. From Bellavista,which is Spanish for “beautiful views”, you can scale the city’s revered hill, Cerro
San Cristóbal. take one last look at sparkling Santiago before you set out to explore Chile’s many
natural treasures.

100 thoughts on “Santiago Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. Oh I want to go so so bad! My mother and grandparents are from Santiago and my mom hasn't gone since the 70's really want to bring her back and I want to see it for the first time❤️

  2. Pinochet running the communists out of Chile was the best thing that ever happened to your country. You were Venezuela before he took over. "Repressive rule" my ass.

  3. im mexican and the city and the country of Chile are amazing ,Santiago is clean, modern and safe plus the andes from the Santiago tower looks so beautiful

  4. I was just there. This video is a lie. They deliberately only showed the nice areas. In reality, most of the city is very run down and covered in graffiti (even churches), and there are a lot of homeless people, junkies and informal settlements. Street food is unsanitary and even locals warn against using public transportation. Even the major tourist sites like the Plaza de Armas, Barrio Bellavista and Barrio Paris Londres were filmed from such angles as to not show the homeless people and gang graffiti. Don't let this video fool you. YES, Santiago has nice areas, but they are few. The tourist areas have police on almost every street corner. Most of what you hear about Chile is a lie. It is neither safe nor developed, and you never know if someone is being genuine or just acting to gain your trust before scamming you. I'm tired of Chileans fooling people into believing their country is the breadbasket of Latin America. Mexico and Peru are far more developed and less run down than Chile. That being said, Santiago still isn't as bad as Valparaiso or Vina del Mar. The only thing that isn't a lie is that police aren't corrupt and will actually help you.

  5. You can cut all the flowers but you can't keep spring from coming! That's exactly what I was going to say!: don't count your chickens before they hatch!

  6. I noticed that Expedia has featured most Latin American countries EXCEPT Colombia and Honduras — beautiful nations sadly known only because of their crime rates. Perhaps Expedia is afraid to go there?!

  7. Santiago is a peace of Europe in Latin America , chile is a develop country in the middle of a mess which is Latin America .

  8. Que bueno que solo pongan a las 6 comunas del sector oriente porque fuera de eso no hay nada que ver, puros rotos y barrios asquerosos que darian Mala imagen a Chile. Pero para el otro video que hagan no incluyan Santiago Centro esa comuna da verguenza

  9. Santiago is a beautiful and exciting city — but this video makes my eyes hurt: why do you have to splat around these mechanically-tacted 2 or 3 second tidbit images all along the entire movie? Even if it's meant to go along with the music (an attempt which I am sure aware of), you just cannot do this! Very bad editing.

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  11. Say things in English god damnit how am I supposed to know what is a cerveza (I had too look it up)

  12. I enjoyed this video but don't think politics should enter into it. Pablo Neruda was a Communist. Pinochet's transgressions were a drop in the bucket compared to the monstrous Communist Party regimes around the world.

  13. Bonito país Chile!, sin duda es la California de latinoamerica, el más rico y desarrollado de latinoamerica, lastima que tenga tan poco territorio horizontalmente, pues estaría mucho mejor aprovechado (más desarrollado) económicamente e infraestructuralmente (ciudades y su arquitectura) que Bolivia, Argentina o Paraguay.

  14. This will be my next vacation spot next year starting off in Mexico 🇲🇽 then off to Santiago 🇨🇱 can’t wait….

  15. Nicely done clip but a Mexican accent on the narrator was kinda weird…not a Chilean accent which would of been more appropriate.

  16. im still trying to get to know this cit, wow its amassing, i cant believe i missed this city in my south american search, wow this is a beautiful city. I am going to see it

  17. Interesting leftist narrative. Thousands of victims of Pinochet’s repressive rule. Let’s not forget what those victims are – communists, socialists and in general leftists. Do not forget Chile’s prosperous present is mainly because getting rid of the communist background.
    Very pathetic narrative, didn’t expect that from a tourism video.

  18. Dans Santiago, un grande nombre de parents ignorent les regles sur la circulation lorsque leurs enfants sont avec eux, et bon nombre de ces parents sont des fonctionnaires, Au Chile, les jeunes meritent d'etre entoures de fonctionnaires responsables, consciencieux respectueux des lois; leur avenir en depend. Si nous doublons les amendes routieres dans les capitales, nous verrons apparaitre des rues et des adultes respectueux de la loi, ce qu'on attend depuis longtemps, dans Santiago. L'Organization Mondiale de la Sante, Bureau de Securite Routiere, estime que le respect des regles sur la circulation est souhaitable depuis longtemps, au Chile. Imaginer!

  19. I went to Santiago earlier this year and fell in love with it, Chile as a whole looks an incredible country and I am determined to go back next year.

  20. I wish Manila, Philippines is as good as this ! Most of the areas in my country are all looking terrifying scary due to many reasons, I want to leave now my country and move to South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru) 5 countries that are much better than my homeland Ph…

  21. Great video! We loved Santiago and we used many tips from YouTube to visit the city and others places in Chile, where we also added in our own video! Thanks for the tips ! 🙂

  22. Santiago does not have the old charme of Buenos Aires or Montevideo. Santiago appears more to be a very modern city. For sure it's the safest, cleanest and best organized city in Latin America. I always like to be there, mostly I stay in Las Condes or Vitacura.

  23. años hermosos, se han fijado que no se ven aun los extranjeros ilegales, vendiendo sus basuras, tirando basura en las calles etc. se veía muy limpio santiago ahora que esta lleno de extranjero se ve super sucio donde traen sus malas costumbre, pobreza, ventas ilegales, robos etc. una lastima.

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