Santiago Tips

ITALIA AVENUE!

Italia Avenue: a prime destination for both 19th century aristocrats and the citizens of today. This street was home to the legendary Girardi hat factory and the Teatro Italiano (Italian Theater), which are used today as cultural centers. Surrounded by continuous façades and one-story buildings, top-notch restaurants, experimental art, commerce, classical architecture, and local life: all come together here.

avenida italia

Where?
Italia Avenue – Providencia

DOLORES PIZZA & BAR!

Everything starts with the perfect pizza dough over the stone. After that, Dolores Pizza & Bar add the best products in order to accomplish the best pizza in Santiago. Classic and traditional, the restaurant also have a wide variety of antipasto, salads, panini, bruschetta, desserts and a vast liquor menu comprised of international and traditional chilean beers and excellent wines. All of this in an elegant relaxed environment accompanied by some of the best music!
dolores
Where? Constitución, 140 – Bellavista

FORESTAL PARK!

This park, a true green lung, was born on early 20th century, related to the garden and museums of Bellas Artes and Contemporary Art. With pleasant trees and lots of shade to escape from the summer heat, water fountains, children playgrounds and lawns, is one of the most notorious  parks in Santiago. It’s close to the bohemian lifestyle of Barrio Lastarria and during weekends there are planty street art presentations, music and fairs.

parque forestal

Where?
José María Caro (Costanera) between Plaza Italia and Mapocho Station

FANTASYLAND!

A panorama for the whole family to have fun! It doesn’t matter if you’re a child, adolescent or adult: Fantasyland is a safe option. From cars as ducklings that stroll on water to adrenalin roller coasters can be found in this traditional entertainment park located right next to the O’Higgins Park.

Fantasyland has over 35 attractions

Fantasyland has over 35 attractions

Where?
Av. Beaucheff 938, Metro Parque O’Higgins

When?
Saturday, sunday and holidays: 12h to 19h

How much?
General: 20 USD
Kids (between 0,90m and 1,40m): 9 USD
Seniors: 9 USD

“EL MAÑÍO” PASSAGE!

The “El Mañío” sector is a relatively new promenade for Santiago’s culinary circuit. Located in Vitacura, it has been remodeled and incorporates different services for the enjoyment of lfine dining lovers. Here, a wide variety of options are brought together, which range from meats, seafood and international cuisine.

paseo el manio

ASK AT THE RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO!

THE NATIONAL STORE!

At National Store (La Tienda Nacional) you can find the best of Chile and its cultural industry: CDs, records, books, movies, documentaries, design objects, toys, posters, t-shirts and many other things that hint to our identity and popular culture. Free shows from local musicians on Tuesdays!

la tienda nacional

Where?
Merced 369
Metro Bellas Artes

When?
Monday to friday: 11h to 20h30
Saturday: 12h to 21h

CALIFORNIA CANTINA!

California Cantina is exactly what you’re looking for in a home away from home! You’ll appreciate the bold flavor of hamburgers, pizzas, fresh Mexi-Cali cuisine, and a wide variety specialty drinks! Come watch the big game and enjoy any of the 12+ ice-cold draft beers on any of our five outdoor patios. Kids 12 & under eat for free, space to rent for private parties and live bands & dj’s. Free Bike-Rental from La Bicicleta Verde (#1 bike tour company in Chile) with purchase of any burrito!

Where?
Las Urbinas, 56 – Providencia

When?
Monday to wednesday: 17h to 2h30
Thursday and friday: 17h to 3h30
Saturday and sunday: 12h to 0h30

VISUAL ART GALLERY: D21!

Departamento 21 is an independent space for creation, colaboration and sharing of visual arts and poetry. In the heart of barrio Providencia, projects, exhibitions and publications are developed. D21’s brings in an active and in multidisciplinary way their contribution to Chile’s cultural panoramas trengthening its international presence.

d21

Where?
Nueva de Lyon 19, apt 21
Metro Los Leones

When?
Monday to friday 11h to 19h
Saturday 11h to 15h

ASK @ THE RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO!

MUSEUM OF PRE-COLUMBIAN ART!

In this interesting museum are safeguarded and exhibit a number of objects and creations of a lor of american indian cultures prior to the sixteenth century, from Mesoamerica (northern Mexico) to the southern Andes. The underground part has specialized in the pre-Columbian art and conservation library. The museum also offers permanent displays of temporary exhibitions, guided tours and various outreach activities!

museo precolombinomuseo precolombino

Where?
Bandera 361, Santiago

When?
Everyday but mondays
Between 10am and 6pm

A DIFFERENT RESTAURANT!!!

Elected the fourth best restaurant in Latin America, Boragó is a quite simple place. In a minimalist style with wooden tables, the interesting is that’s the lounge is opposite the kitchen where 20 chefs work thoroughly each dish! The key word in Borago is ‘endemic’. Guzman, the owner and chef’s local, dedicates much of his time exploring the fantastic Chilean biodiversity, harvesting and collecting ingredients in different landscapes.

Each visit to this restaurant is "a unique experience"

Each visit to this restaurant is “a unique experience”

Where?
Av. Nueva Costanera, 3467 – Vitacura

When?
Between 12pm and 12am

FRENCH FOOD!!!

La Peluquería Francesa (French hairdresser) is an unbelievable french restaurant with desserts very toothsome. The owner is as well really proud of his restaurant designed in a former French barber shop from 1868 (then Peluquería Francesa makes sense!). The design is full of small details which will catch your attention throughout your meal. Moreover it is located in the really nice bohemian neighborhood – Yungay – but anyway just the place deserves a look.

peluquería francesa

Where?
Compania de Jesus, 2799 – Santiago

When?
Monday to friday from 10h to 20h
Saturdays from 10h to 14h
Sundays fron 11h to 17h

VISIT THE HUMAN RIGHTS’ MUSEUM!

For those who like history: the Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a space dedicated to raising awareness of the human rights violations committed by the State of Chile between 1973 and 1990. The historical patrimony of the files includes oral and written testimony, legal documents, letters, stories, literary, written material, audiovisual and radio media, feature films, documentaries, historical material and photographs. Learn about a sad and terrible part of the chilean history, but still very important to the knowledge of the entire world.

The museum t is a Bicentennial project, inaugurated in january 2010

The museum t is a Bicentennial project, inaugurated in january 2010

Where?
The Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Matucana, 501 – Metro Quinta Normal

When?
Tuesday to sunday
10h to 18h

Free entrance!

“THINK OF SOMETHING AND WE HAVE IT!”

This is the Persa Bio Bio’s slogan, a giant second hand market located in the Franklin neighborhood. You can spend hours bargain-hunting for a really old machine or writing for a Chilean style backpack. They get everything you need and much more! Ask at the reception for more info!

persa bio bioPersa Bio Bio
Calle Bio Bio, 793 – Santiago

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CENTRAL MARKET & VEGA!

You just need to cross the Mapocho River to perceive a good part of the chilean culture. The Central Market and The Vega are two indoor markets: one of seafood and the other one of fruits and vegetables. It’s the perfect place to have lunch, to amaze your taste buds with the Chile’s treasure and to walk between the locals.

Central Market: listed by the National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Food Markets

Central Market: listed by the National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Food Markets

The Santiago's Vega was elected the 4th best market in the world by The Daily Meal

The Santiago’s Vega was elected the 4th best market in the world by The Daily Meal

Central Market
San Pablo 967, Santiago

The Vega
Antonia López de Bello – Metro Patronato

Ask at the reception for + info! 😉

 

AN AUTHENTIC ECO EXPERIENCE!

AndoAndes will make you feel the magic of the mountains! Explores the inside of the Andes, discover their history, surprise yourself with its landscapes and enjoy a lunch in an Andean mountain refuge in Maipo Canyon. Difficulty? Easy, it’s an unforgettable 1 hour hike trip recommended for all ages!

Stunning views of the Andes and glaciers

Stunning views of the Andes and glaciers

What?
Andes Day with AndoAndes in Cajón del Maipo

When?
Every tuesday, thursday and saturday

How much?
100 USD p/p (55.000 pesos)

ASK AT THE RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO! 🙂

 

 

HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLOURS IN CHILE!!!

Holi Festival first arrive in Chile, with its thousands of years of Hindu tradition! The full force and modernity of electronic music in a unique and magical fusion of energy will fill you with the arrival of spring, one of the things that are celebrated in the festival. Get ready for a world of colors and deco!

The Holi Festival first crossed its borders to the cities of Berlin, Dresden, Hanover and Munich in 2012

The Holi Festival first crossed its borders to the cities of Berlin, Dresden, Hanover and Munich in 2012

Where?
Holi Festival
Ciudad Empresarial – Santiago

When?
29th november, sunday

How much?
Early Bird SOLD OUT
Promotion sale from 46 USD

 

CAETANO VELOSO IN SANTIAGO!!!

On november 5th, in Caupolicán Theatre, Caetano Veloso has another meeting with the chilean public. Musician, writer and filmmaker, Veloso is one of the leading names of brazilian popular music. With a career of over half a century, the socially engaged artist will present the album “Abraçaço”,  work published in 2013 that contains 11 unreleased songs.

Caetano Veloso was considered by The New York Times as "one of the greatest songwriters of the century"

Caetano Veloso was considered by The New York Times as “one of the greatest songwriters of the century”

Where?
Caupolicán Theatre
San Diego, 850 – Santiago

When?
Wednesday, 5th november, at 21h30

How much?
From 37 USD

GYPSY PARTY!!!

This friday, 15th august, begins the gypsy parties’ cycle at Centro Arte Alameda with the best exponents of the gypsy style Balkan and Klezmer in live concert. This time will perform the Villalemanians Klezmer & Carnavalito Gypsy, besides the Tribal-Fusion Dance of Tamara Plotz and the Dj H. An experience of ancient and powerful sounds, full of joy, culture and history! 🙂

The best of balkan music: don’t miss it!

Where?
Cine Arte Alameda
Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, 139 – Santiago

When?
Friday, 15th august, at 23h

How much?
3.000 pesos (6 USD)

PABLO NERUDA HOUSE MUSEUM!!!

The most famous chilean poet Pablo Neruda began building a house in Santiago, to Matilde Urrutia, his secret love then, in 1953. In “The Chascona” – the name of the house that you will discover there why it’s called like that – they tell you a little bit about the artist’s life. Also are conserved among other collections of him, an interesting art gallery with works of chilean and foreign painters known worldwide. As well the house’s ambients, as his dining room with the original crockery and cutlery, are exposed. Very interesting!

The construction was entrusted to the catalan architect Germán Rodríguez Arias

The construction was entrusted to the catalan architect Germán Rodríguez Arias

Where?
Pablo Neruda House Museum
Fernando Márquez de la Plata, 0192 – Bellavista

When?
Open everyday but mondays
Between 10h and 18h

How much?
4.000 pesos (7 USD)

LET’S GO TO THE THEATRE!!!

Centro Mori has the largest circuit of theaters in Santiago and there is one of them very near Hostal Providencia, in Bellavista! The play presented now it’s called “La escala humana” (The human scale), an argentine comedy about a mother, Mini, who almost commited a crime – by accident – while was buying vegetables at the fair. From this fact, she and her three children are involved in a number of funny situations. The general tickets cost 8.000 pesos (15 USD) and the entrance for students it’s 6.000 pesos.

The comedy was written jointly by three authors: Rafael Spregelburd, Daulte Javier Alejandro Tantanian

The comedy was written jointly by three authors: Rafael Spregelburd, Daulte Javier Alejandro Tantanian

Where?
Centro Mori
Constitución, 183 – Providencia

When?
Until 31th august
Thursday to Saturday: 20h30
Sunday: 20h

How much?
General: 8.000
Student: 6.000