Santiago Tips

SNOWY AUGUST!

Enjoy that we still have snow in Chile! Stay at Hostal Providencia: here InfoTour will give you all the best tips of snow tours!

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GABRIELA RESTAURANT!

Gabriela Restaurant has become a renowned restaurant in Lastarria heart. Located in the Zocalo Square of GAM (Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral), it has friendly service and a menu with more than 50 choices, including meat, seafood and vegetables. In addition, they offer a variety of dishes to share, cocktails, great wine and snacks.

gabriela

Where?
GAM
Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 227

VIÑA UNDURRAGA!

Established in 1885 by Francisco Undurraga, this is one of Chile’s oldest wineries. With 130 years of experience, Viña Undurraga makes unique wines of specific origin which reflect the best of the land and valleys of Chile. Visit them and discover their great history. Taste a glass of wine and discover the enigmas, flavours, aromas and history which infuse the vineyards. Viña Undurraga will be delighted to welcome you and ensure you have a great experience!

viña undurraga

LOOM BREWPUB!

American food & american craft beers brewed in Chile! Loom Brewpub invite you to enjoy your favorite sports with the best craft beers and sandwiches from monday to saturday from 12h. A small brewery with great beers!

loom

Where?
Bellavista 0360, Providencia

CULTURAL HERITAGE DAY TOUR!

Landay Barcelo Hostel, under the Cultural Heritage Day in Chile, wants to invite you to participate of a circuit that will be developed on May 31. This activity will start at the Press Liberty Square, located in the Barrio Concha y Toro, from 11am. The activity will last about two hours and eight cultural sites will be visited. Perfect for history lovers!

afiche ruta

Where?
Press Liberty Square
Metro República

FREE ENTRANCE!

HARD ROCK CAFE SANTIAGO!

Complying with high standards of the restaurant chain, which has more than 170 offices in fifty countries, the Hard Rock Cafe Santiago is located in the Costanera Center Mall. It covers an area of 1000 square meters, capacity to receive 290 people and a stage that became a new space for national music, with live performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The letter offered from the “legendary” burger to salads, steaks and sandwiches. Add to that a wide variety of drinks, where the Chilean pisco of course is present.

hard rock cafe

Where?
Costanera Center Mall
Av. Andrés Bello 2425, Providencia

ASK AT RECEPTION FOR MORE INFO!

CAFE ESCONDIDO!

In an alley located in Lastarria, Cafe Escondido greets you with an old air. The place is ideal for any generation, with a classic but very tasty menu and reasonable prices.

café escondido

Where?
Rosal 346, Lastarria
Santiago de Chile

ASK AT RECEPCION FOR MORE INFO!

ONTOUR DISCOUNTS | COSTANERA CENTER!

Do you know what is On Tour? It’s a special Costanera Center Discounts program just for tourists. Go to the On Tour’s counter at level 2, with your passport or your foreign ID. Lots of stores are waiting for you with good reductions!

ontour

Where?
Av. Andrés Bello 2425, Providencia
Santiago de Chile

ASK AT RECEPTION FOR + INFO!

GOETHE INSTITUT!

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with its activities worldwide. They convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on cultural, social and political life of the country. Goethe is the most prestigious institution that offer German courses and in Chile and also Spanish courses for foreingers. The Spanish courses start at the beginning of each month and levels A1-C2 are offered. Besides, the institut have a Infocentro/library, plus a great cultural program.

goethe

Where?
Av. Holanda 100, 2° piso – Las Condes
Santiago de Chile

More info: Goethe Institut

CAFÉ AL PASO GIRASOL!

Cafe Girasol is a small place in Lastarria where are sold packed lunches, sandwiches, quiches, pies and salads.  Also, rich cupcakes, lemon pie, banana and carrot cakes among many other varieties of desserts. In addition it’s an emporium where you can find a variety of gourmet products such as organic fruit tea, olive oil, honey, homemade jams, gourmet pastas, organic matte and vegetarian and vegan products such as pies, pastries and breads Vegan. 😉

Where?
José Victorino Lastarria 3 · Lastarria

MIXTURA ANDINA RESTAURANT!

Mixtura Andina Restaurant synthesize a culinary proposal based on the exquisite flavors of traditional Peruvian cuisine. Their food is recognized worldwide for its quality and variety, with new culinary techniques, excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere to ensure the guests have an unforgettable experience and wonderful flavors and aromas!

Where?
Ramón Carnicer 71, Providencia

ASK AT RECEPTION FOR + INFO!

DRUGSTORE GALLERY!

Head to this cool four-story independent shopping center for clothes no one back home will have – it’s home to the boutiques of several tiny, up-and-coming designers, arty bookstores and cafes.

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Source: Lonely Planet

JEWEL OF INDIA RESTAURANT!

One of the most popular restaurants in Santiago, Jewel of India is all about the distinct savour of Indian cuisine and takes respect for the customer as its guiding philosophy. Distinguished for two years in a row by TripAdvisor’s ‘Certificate of Excellence’, the restaurant is unquestionably the perfect choice for anyone who wishes to enjoy some typical Indian food in Chile’s capital. Guests can choose to eat in one of its several thematic rooms, such as the Room of Love, the Room of Gods or the Room of Dance.

jewelof india

Where?
Manuel Montt, 1007 – Providencia

Source: The Culture Trip

CAFE MOSQUETO!

This adorable cafe is cozy inside on a rainy day – and the sidewalk tables, facing a pedestrian street, offer fantastic people-watching when the sun shines. This block (Mosqueto between Monjitas and Santo Domingo), lined with several similar cafes, is delightfully illuminated in the evening when cafe-goers sip coffee by candlelight.

café mosqueto

Source: Lonely Planet

CENTRAL VEGA!

The Central Vega is the main food market in Santiago. There you can get the freshest products at very low prices. Besides, enjoy walking for blocks and blocks of seafood outlets, dairy stores, flower shops and bazaars clothing that work from monday to sunday!!

vega central

THE WORLD’S CHEESE RESTAURANT!

If you are a cheese lover, you must go to The World’s Cheese & Wine Restobar: there you will find traditional french dishes with the best and finest ingredients, a varied of imported wine and national strains, salads and homemade sandwiches. Next to Manuel Montt metro station!

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Ask at the reception for + info!

LOS DOMINICOS MARKET!

The best Chilean handcraft In Las Condes, at the foothills of the Andean Mountains and surrounded by a simple country style atmosphere, the historical colonial site of Los Dominicos is found. You will see artists working on novel natural products such as leather, fine woods, straw, baked mud, glass, wool, roots, metals and semiprecious stones such as silver and lapislazuli, transforming them into beautiful and unique art pieces!

los dominicos

Where?
Apoquindo Ave, 9085
Metro Los Dominicos

Source: Corporación Cultural Las Condes

MUSEO INTERACTIVO MIRADOR – MIM!

MIM is a museum where visitors can explore firsthand all phenomena there are around us in Chile through a varied theatrical exhibitions.
Places like the light, machines and fluids rooms invite visitors to discover interesting queries in a fun way! An ideal place to go with children!

mim

Where?
Punta Arenas Ave 6711, La Granja

How much?
Adults: 7 USD (3.900 CLP)
Children: 5 USD (2.600 CLP)

VILLA GRIMALDI!

From 1973 to 1978, Villa Grimaldi was a place of imprisonment, torture, and death. Today, the site, located in Santiago, has been reclaimed as a historic memorial, a center for reflection, a gathering place as a symbol of peace and justice, as well as the defense and promotion of human rights! Most guide books that we’ve seen do not mention Villa Grimaldi. However, we highly recommend you take time to visit this memorial park.

Conmemoracion Aniversario Del Golpe de Estado.

Where?
Jose Arrieta Ave, 8401 – Peñalolén

VATICAN NEIGHBORHOOD!

Called Vatican because of the names of small streets around, most of them related to the church, and protected from Providencia noise and huzzle by the surrounding buildings, this neighbourhood keeps the spirit of old times. Small stores, people enjoying outdoors, elders walking by, children on their way to school… One can feel the small town vibe all around at only few minutes from Plaza Italia. Worth looking for a moment of peace and quietness on this urban oasis, one of the few in Santiago nowadays!

barrio vaticano

Where?
Providencia Ave. x Obispo Pérez de Espinoza – Providencia