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PAN DE AZUCAR NATIONAL PARK

This gorgeous natural park located on Chile’s northern coast is an often overlooked destination among Chileans. Pan de Azúcar National Park is ideal for spotting local wildlife like the guanaco, a llama-like camelid. Over 27 types of cacti can be found in the coastal desert park, which offers a stunning view of the ocean.

Where?
Pan de Azucar

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MAC SANTIAGO

Chile’s contemporary art museum, operated by the University of Chile’s Arts Faculty, has two different locations, each with their share of contemporary Chilean and international artwork.  Both museum locations host interesting public cultural events like concerts and book launch parties. Check the museum’s calendar to see if any events pique your interest.

Where?
MAC

More Info?
MAC

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VAPIANO

“Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano”:  According to an Italian proverb, “If you have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life, you’ll live more healthily and longer”.  And this is exactly the attitude which is lived every day in our Vapianos. It has been this way since 2002, when the first Vapiano in Hamburg, Germany, opened its doors at the “Hohen Bleichen”.  Two years later, the founders decided to set Vapiano on a world tour as a franchise concept.  Today there are already Vapianos in more than 30 countries.

Where?
Vapiano

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CAFÉ RAIZ EX ANAY

Found on the corner of Avenida Italia and Santa Isabel, enter this sweet café where you’ll be greeted by the cheery waitresses. On cold winter days, you can warm up your cup of coffee with a drop of either whiskey or baileys, or on a hot day, why not make your order an iced coffee. The cakes here are delectable as well.

Where?
Av. Italia 1238, Providencia.

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RENDE BU

Among the fairy lights and foliage is Rende Bu, a cool comfortable café that catches the sun for a couple of hours around midday. Whether you’re needing a shot of caffeine or a healthy juice, take some time to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Both the pink lemonade, and orange, ginger, and carrot juice are a tasty alternative to coffee.

Where?
Av. Italia 1609, Santiago.

Source: The Culture Trip

CAFÉ DE LA CANDELARIA

Take a seat in this Victorian-themed café that is set upon a black-and-white checkered-tiled courtyard and enjoy your coffee with either a slice of cake or lunch, they have great three-course menu del dia offers. Once you’ve refuelled, browse some of the independent shops that are found in the neighboring arcades.

Where?
Av. Italia 1449, Providencia.

Source: The Culture Trip

CAFE ATRIL

Bask in the sunshine outside this quaint white-and-yellow building, kids can play on the chalk boards while you natter away, watching the day fly by. It’s highly advisable getting a chai latte here—there aren’t many places that do it and it’s scrumptious!

Where?
Av Italia 1468, Providenica.

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NERUDA`S HOUSE AT ISLA NEGRA

Casa de Isla Negra was one of Pablo Neruda’s three houses in Chile. It is located at Isla Negra, a coastal area of El Quisco commune. It was his favorite house and where he and his third wife, Matilde Urrutia, spent the majority of their time in Chile. The house is now a writer’s home museum, managed by the Pablo Neruda Foundation, and has become a popular tourist destination.

Where?
Isla Negra

More Info?
Fundacion Neruda

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JARDIN SECRETO

If you can find the secret garden, you’re in for a treat. This quaint little coffee shop provides the perfect surroundings for a relaxing afternoon, with pleasant smells wafting, luring you into having breakfast, lunch, or onces (Chilean teatime).

Where?
Av. Italia 1195, Providencia.

Source: The Culture Trip

CAFÉ GUDELIA!

Visit Barrio Italia’s brand new café—it is an absolute treat. From mouth-watering homemade menu del dias to their gorgeous-looking array of cakes, they will have you salivating in no time. You can even catch a yoga class in this work space, so you already have the perfect afternoon planned!

Where?
Av. Condell 1052, Providencia.

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BARRIO MERCADO

A café centered around the family, a place where moms can relax while their children are enjoying themselves in the playground. Sit back with a coffee in hand, enjoy a minute of peace and maybe even indulge in the menu del dia, or a healthy quinoa salad.

Where?
Malaquías Concha 356, Providencia.

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CAFE SURVENIR

In this souvenir shop you will find fresh products and cuisine inspired by the South, as well as the owner’s grandmother’s recipes. If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for to place on the mantelpiece, you’d better top up with caffeine before returning to the shops along Caupolicán.

Where?
Av. Italia 1489, Providencia.

Source: The Culture Trip

CAFE SILVESTRE

This up-cycled bistro brings together the charm of a well-loved garden shed and mismatched furniture, giving it many adorable characteristics. The food here is highly recommended, whether you’re scrambling out of bed for a hearty brunch or you’re visiting to taste the acclaimed best menu del dia in Barrio Italia.

Where?
Caupolicán 511, Providencia.

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RIO PAINE WATERFALL!

From this waterfall located in the Torres del Paine park, you can see the Torres, three striking hills formed by granite-shaped rocks that gave the name to the Park. Climbers from all over the world come every year to the park to try to reach their summits by climbing their vertical walls, with interesting degrees of difficulty. Their names D ‘Agostin , central and Monzino.

Where?
Torres del Paine

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JOSÉ RAMÓN 277!

This hip sandwich shop is tucked away on a tiny street between the GAM Cultural Center and Barrio Lastarria. José Ramón 277 offers tasty artisanal beers on tap, a charming and modern atmosphere and a slightly more gourmet take on the classic Chilean sandwich.

Where?
José Ramón Gutiérrez 277, Santiago.

Reservations?
+56 9 4258 1689

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AZUL PROFUNDO!

In the heart of Bellavista you can eat fresh fish while surrounded by art and poetry, Azul Profundo’s interiors having a similar theme to Pablo Neruda’s coastal houses. Why not taste some of the delicious local fish, including ceviche, chupes,  locos, and machas a la parmesana.

Where?
Calle Constitucion 111, Bellavista.

More Info?
Azul Profundo

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AMADEUS!

This place is a great choice not only for its pizza menu, but also for inventive salads, tasty piadinas and an extensive dessert list. Expect Napoletana-style pizzas with a huge selection of vegetarian and meat toppings.

Where?
Bustamante 50, Providencia.

More Info?
Amadeus

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GOLFO DI NAPOLI!

Owner Vincenzo Guarino hails from Naples, so there is no doubting his pizza credentials. Situated in Ñuñoa, Golfo De Napoli offers expertly made stone-baked pizzas with fresh high-quality toppings. The pasta options are definitely worth a try too!

Where?
Dublé Almeyda 2435, Santiago.
More Info?
Golfo di Napoli

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CAPPERI!

Nestled in the heart of Barrio Italia, the location alone should quell any anxieties of getting a bad pizza. Capperi is THE place to go for an amazing, authentic pizza with all the Italian trimmings. Octopus carpaccio, tasty salads and a large selection of focaccias are all also available to accompany the star attraction.

Where?
Avenida Italia 1463, Santiago.

More Info?
Capperi

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LA TERRAZA!

This typical Chilean sandwich shop attracts an alternative, young crowd and is centrally located close to Santiago’s Plaza Italia and the hostel. With artisanal beers on tap and sandwiches made with fresh ingredients, this is a great place to grab a sandwich or hotdog.

Where?
Vicuña Mackenna 24, Santiago.