Santiago Tips

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

CLUB MITO URBANO!!!

On this wednesday Hostal Providencia invites you to the amazing night of Santiago in the middle of the week: Club Mito Urbano! The entrance to our guests is free and best of all is that the drink also – between 23h and 01h! A tip: if you like karaoke, you can arrive before the open bar, it starts at 19h! 🙂

mito urbanoWhere?
Club Mito Urbano
Av. Manuel Montt, 350

When?
Wednesday, 13/08

How much?
Free for Hostal Providencia’s guests!

 

DO YOU LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY?!

It started with the work of 5.754 photographers from 132 countries for a total of 98.671 images. To decide the winners was difficult, but finally 53 photos were chosen to be featured. Come see this incredible exhibition of the most oustanding photos from the world press during the year 2013.

Soldiers of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) drink and sing together at a funeral for one of their commanders, in the city of Laiza, in Kachin State, northern Burma (Myanmar)

Soldiers of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) drink and sing together at a funeral for one of their commanders, in the city of Laiza (Myanmar)

Where?
Espacio Fundación Telefónica | Providencia, 127 – Santiago

When?
Till 23th august, between 9 and 19h

How much?
Free!

RELAX IN THE SCULPTURE PARK!!!

On the banks of Rio Mapocho (near the station Pedro de Valdivia), crossing the namesake bridge, you get to the Sculpture Park! It’s an outdoor area where works created by important chilean artists – including Sergio Castillo, Raul Valdivieso, Juan and Federico Egenau Assler – are displayed, as well nice temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Perfect for those who are seeking a bit of peace in the midst of the city.  🙂

The Sculpture Park is visited by over 100,000 people a year

The Sculpture Park is visited by over 100,000 people a year

Where?
Av. Santa María | Metro station Pedro de Valdivia

When?
Open every day

THE ART OF JOSEPH BEUYS!!!

The great german artist Joseph Beuys comes to Chile for the first time and will present his work at the Contemporary Art Museum. Don’t lose the opportunity to know the many disciplines in which worked Beuys in this retrospective that includes drawings, objects, sculptures, videos and records of his performances.

Over 90 pieces and records of Beuys, one of the most influential contemporary artists, are being exposed at MAC

Over 90 pieces and records of Beuys, one of the most influential contemporary artists, are being exposed at MAC

Where?
Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) – Parque Forestal, s/n

When?
From 23th July to 5th October
Tuesday to Sunday, 10h30am to 6pm

How much?
$600 pesos and free on Sundays

ASK AT THE RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO!

FRANZ FERDINAND IN CHILE!!!

This is for the rockers: Franz Ferdinand comes to Chile again! In a 2014 world tour, the scottish group will present his latest album “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” at 28th september in Movistar Arena. The tickets are already for sale: don’t let them tell you what you can live by yourself! 🙂

This will be the fourth visit of the group in Chile

This will be the fourth visit of the group in Chile

Where?
Movistar Arena | Tupper, Santiago

When?
Sunday, 28th september

How much?
From 40 USD

FREE ART & CULTURE IN SANTIAGO!!!

Accessible Art, in Italia Theatre, is an art exhibition that integrates multiple disciplines in order to generate an innovative platform that strengthens the city’s cultural scene. This version will feature 80 artists exposing, 20 artistic live interventions, 4 musical groups and 5 acoustic musicians. And get better: free entry! 😀

ARTE ACCESIBLE

Where?
Italia Theatre – Av. Italia x Francisco Bilbao

When?
05 and 06/08 – 15h

How Much?
It’s free!

ASK@ THE RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO!

 

BURGER’S NIGHT @ HOSTAL PROVIDENCIA!!!

Thursdays are already known at Hostal Providencia for a reason: burger’s night! With only 6 USD (3.000 pesos) you can eat two delicious burgers and also have the opportunity to meet nice people in a super relaxed atmosphere. Ask at the reception for more info! 🙂

Bacon cheeseburgers

Where?
Hostal Providencia – Vicuña Mackenna, 92

When?
Every thursday at 21h

How much?
6 USD x 2 burgers!

FRENCH CREPES @ HOSTAL PROVIDENCIA!!!

Do you wanna eat some really good crepes? And better: crepes made by an autentic french? Go to Hostal Providencia this tuesday, at 20h, and try the tastier dessert you could savour in Santiago! It costs 3.000 pesos for 2 crepes – you can choose between salty and sweet. 🙂

Ham, cheese & eggs and lemon with sugar are the most tradicional flavours of crepes in France

Ham, cheese & eggs and lemon with sugar are the most tradicional flavours of crepes in France

Where?
Hostal Providencia – Vicuña Mackenna, 92

When?
Tuesday, 29/07

How much?
2 x 3.000 CLP

MICHAEL BUBLÉ IN CHILE!!!

The canadian singer Michael Bublé – winner of three Grammy and over 30 million albums sold worldwide – returns to Chile on 9th september at Movistar Arena. Bublé has conquered audiences of all ages thanks to its diversity and ability to synchronize and merge rhythms. His original way of interpreting, good humor and great voice led him to be one of the most successful artists in live perfomances. The ticket sale starts next week, 29th may, by Puntoticket system, stay tuned!!!

His concert includes hits like "Home", "Everything", "Have not Met You Yet," and his latest hit "It's a Beautiful Day" from his album "To Be Loved"

His concert includes hits like “Home”, “Everything”, “Have not Met You Yet,” and his latest hit “It’s a Beautiful Day” from his album “To Be Loved”

Where?
Movistar Arena – Tupper, Santiago

When?
9th septiembre

How much?
Tickets from 45 USD

LAST DAY OF FOOD FESTIVAL IN PROVIDENCIA!!!

Tomorrow is the last day of the first Food Truck Festival in Santiago, the “Entre Ruedas”! Organized by the City of Providencia and the Association of Itinerant and Mobile Gastronomy, during 25th, 26th and 27th july, 25 mobile trucks serve all kinds of fast food: sandwiches, hot dogs, arepas, fajitas, cakes, ice creams, among others. Beyond that, good music liven up the event, which runs from 11am to 21pm. Highlighting Kombi Crêpes, where pancakes are made by real french people. 🙂

All are invited to have a good time with family and friends!

All are invited to have a good time with family and friends!

Where?
Bustamante Park

When?
25th, 26th and 27th july, between 11h and 21h

FREE ENTRY! 🙂

DANCE PERFOMANCE IN LASTARRIA!!!

Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM) invites you to a dance concert this saturday – 26/07 – and people from Hostal Providencia have a great discount! Called “The stubborn night”, the play gives an external view of performing arts emerged in Chile in the late ’80s and early ’90s. The argentine Pablo Rotemberg (from The fixed idea and The Wagner and Savage, their last great success in Argentina) is the choreographer responsible for this incredible show!

The work shows the aesthetic movement of dissent including the Spandex Party in contradistinction to the repression and violence of the years of dictatorship

The work shows the aesthetic movement of dissent including the Spandex Party in contradistinction to the repression and violence of the years of dictatorship

Where?
Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins, 227 – Lastarria

When?
Saturday, 26/07 (’til 10/08), at 21h

How much?
Normal: 6.000 pesos
For Hostal Providencia: 2.000 pesos! 🙂

ASK AT THE RECEPTION FOR + INFO!