Santiago Tips

LOMA LARGA

The Casablanca Valley, 50 kilometers northwest of Santiago, was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. The region’s burgeoning wine scene was badly affected, but it has bounced back in style and Loma Larga is one of the wineries leading the push towards international fame.

Where?
Camino Lo Ovalle km. 2.8, Casablanca.

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Loma Larga

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CASA SILVA

Chile’s most decorated, and undoubtedly grandest, winery, the Casa Silva estate in the Colchagua Valley, consists of a historic bodega, boutique hotel, gourmet restaurant and even a horse riding club, complete with polo fields, in addition to its hundreds of acres of vineyards scattered around the region.

Where?
Valle de Colchagua

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Casa Silva

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VIÑA VON SIEBENTHAL

A contrast to Chile’s many dynastic family vineyards, Viña Von Siebenthal is the story of an outsider’s dream: Swiss Mauro von Siebenthal, who in 1998 left his career as a lawyer behind to come and set up this winery in the Aconcagua Valley.

Where?
Valle de Aconcagua

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Viña Von Siebenthal

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RED LUXURY BAR

Another bar found in Patio Bellavista, although this one is rather more glam than the rest of the pubs. With a cosy yet sophisticated interior, you can sip on some premium liquor, fine wine, or champagne under the glistening chandelier and enjoy a civilised evening.

Where?
Constitución 53, Providencia.

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Red

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KUNSTMANN KNEIPE BREWERY

This, the Chilean-brewed Kunstmann’s beer hall, is the place to taste this local beer. Brewed in Valdivia, where you can visit and see how it’s made, they are very proud to have such a fine beer. Try one of the 15 specially brewed beers among the beer lovers of Santiago.

Where?
Constitución 57, Providencia.

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Kunstmann

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CAÑAMO COFFEE SHOP

Along José Miguel de la Barra you’ll find a handful of cafés and restaurants, Cañamo in particular. Whether you’ve been to-ing and fro-ing between the main sights in the centre of the city, you just want your fix of caffeine or a catch up with friends. This café is open till late, so you can also by beers here, from craft beer to internationally renowned brands.

Where?
Constitución 53, Providencia.

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Cañamo

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BLOOM SPECIALTY COFFEE

These guys have got both their distilling and latte art nailed, from cute little teddy bears to a waterfall of hearts, lush leaves, and a throbbing love heart. Either sit in and cosy up, or grab a coffee to go, either way its reputation is among the best in Lastarria. If you’re feeling peckish, why not indulge in the cakes and buns they have on offer.

Where?
Merced 307, Santiago.

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Bloom

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ETNIKO

After living in several different countries before arriving in Santiago, the owners of Etniko, Olivier and Christián Jeannot, created Etniko, a cosmopolitan bar offering an international menu, which is constantly being updated, in keeping with the new recipes and gastronomical discoveries around the world.

Where?
 Bellavista 172, Santiago.

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Etniko

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RESTOBAR KY

Dress up when visiting the smart and sophisticated Restobar Ky, a bar and restaurant owned by chef and photographer Juan Pablo Izquierdo. Ky is situated inside a refurbished old atmospheric house, decorated with items found in local flea markets to create an eclectic and individual space.

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Resto Bar Ky

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BAR LA NONA

If you haven`t had a beer in La Nona, you have not had beers in Bellavista. A classic of classics, La Nona is one of the most emblematic places in the sector, frequented by students and tourists, is located in the heart of Bellavista and is the perfect place to pregame before going to a nightclub.

Where?
Pio Nono 97-99, Bellavista.

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La Nona

CLUB CHOCOLATE

One of the best places to go out and enjoy the night in Bellavista, Club Chocolate, with more than 25 years of history, is located in the same space where  Cafe del Cerro was. Iconic cultural space of the 80s where concerts and exhibitions were held. Hostal Providencia invites you to enjoy one of the most popular clubs in Bellavista.

Where?
 Ernesto Pinto Lagarrigue 192, Recoleta.

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Club Chocolate

ARTESPACIO

Specializing in sculpture, Artespacio is home to Chile’s most important sculpting symposia, and showcases works by important international sculptors on a regular basis. As the name suggests, the use of space and dimension is the gallery’s main and central concern.

Where?
Alonso de Córdova 2600, Vitacura.

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Artespacio

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SANTA LUCIA MARKET

The Feria de Santa Lucía is another traditional arts and crafts market, similar to but smaller than Pueblito Los Dominicos and located in central Santiago. At this market you will find good value souvenirs and handicrafts, many of which are locally hand-crafted.

Where?
Santa Lucia

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Santa Lucia

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CINEMARK

With cinemas across South America, the United States, Taiwan and 18 locations only in Santiago, Cinemark offer great quality films and sound effects. You can choose between its 3D rooms, or the XD and Premier rooms. The XD rooms have Extreme Digital Cinema with extra large screens and the best resolution quality to provide a great experience. Cinemark often offers coupons for discounted tickets, so keep an eye out.

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Cinemark

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CINE A LUKA

Head to a Cine A Luka event where you’ll find bargain prices for a number of films (dependent on the night): from Hollywood classics to Spanish and Chilean films, children’s films and Japanese anime (which is extremely popular in Chile). For a cheaper entry you can write your name on the cinema’s Facebook event wall.

Where?
Vicuña Mackenna 602, Providencia.

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Cine a Luka

GALERIA LA PUERTA

This private gallery founded by two friends and art lovers aims to provide its visitors with a good overview of the different directions contemporary Chilean creation is taking. In this spirit, the two curators take great care in showcasing works that range from more traditional forms of expression to very experimental shores. 

Where?
Cerro Colorado 5848, Las Condes.

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La Puerta

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CENTRO ARTE ALAMEDA

The Centro Arte Alameda is a multidimensional cultural center with an interest in all artistic media. Cinema, concerts, exhibitions all find their way into the center’s agenda which, despite its diversity, remains particularly well-balanced and surprisingly coherent. This broad approach to cultural production is also noticeable in the gallery’s public; all groups and individuals will find something appealing happening at the Centro Arte Alameda.

Where?
Avenida Liber Bernardo O’higgins 139, Santiago.

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Centro Arte

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GALERIA ANIMAL

‘Our main task is to introduce a wider public to our contemporary art’ – this is the mission Galeria Animal has followed since its launch in 2000. Its former building had been designed to host four exhibitions simultaneously, but due to a lack of storage room, Animal moved to its current location in the fashionable Vitacura commune in 2012.

Where?
Av Nueva Costanera 3731, Santiago.

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Animal

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ISABEL ANINAT

It is difficult to talk about contemporary Chilean art without mentioning Isabel Aninat. Her gallery is known for its pioneering work in the 1980s, when Aninat achieved something that was very new to Chile at that point; bringing together the artist, the work, and the visitor. In addition to this, Aninat is also one of Chile’s most famous representatives at international art fairs. 

Where?
Av Kennedy 5413, Las Condes.

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Isabel Aninat

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GALERIA TAJAMAR

Tajamar is Santiago’s hidden treasure; this gem of a gallery is sheltered deep inside a gigantic complex of post-modernist buildings in the commune of Providencia. Still relatively unknown, this tiny space is the perfect example of one of Santiago’s hidden cultural spots. Part of this is due to the fact that the gallery is only two years old.  The small hexagonal exhibition space focuses on cutting-edge contemporary creations coming from the most promising Latin American artists.

Where?
Av Providencia 1100, Providencia.

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Galeria