TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND SIGHTSEEING
Town of the Dominicos
The well-known Town of The Dominicos, is a traditional town of artisans where you will be able to find all kinds of crafts, worked in many materials as being in glasses, iron, leather, ceramic, wood, among others.
You will be able to find the best crafts, because real artisans make them.
What you will be able to find in the Town of The Dominicos is, lamps, sculptures, paintings, metals, antiques, textile and traditional crafts.
Av. Apoquindo 9085.
(56-2) 220 0180.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30 to 19.30 Hrs.
Mondays only some stores are open.
The Forest Park is on the edge of the riverside of the Río Mapocho, this park is inspired on european park models of the XIX century.
It presents a lineal character and this was imposed by the same land, it has interminable rows of trees, curved roads and endless activities.
Ribera Sur, Mapocho River between Plaza Baquedano and Plaza Prat.
Months of service:
How to get there:
Metro Station Bellas Artes and Metro Station Baquedano.
Things to do:
It is possible to take photographies, outside and inside, but only in the places that are authorized.
Sanctuary of the Nature Yerba Loca
The Sanctuary of the Nature Yerba Loca, it has an approximate surface of 39 thousands hectares, this comes to be a protected area that has several sites of interest.
By its long extension it presents places to make camping, besides it counts with basic services. It has tables, banks, small furmaces and parking. This camping sector is kwon as Villa Paulina. It presents lengths ways, beatiful landscapes, different ecosystems, many flora and fauna and other attractiveness.
Santiago (Capital Regional): 25 km to the east.
Near locality "Camino a Farellones": 0 km.
How to get there:
To be able to get to the Sanctuary of the Nature Yerba Loca, you have to take the road to Farellones, in the curve 15 is the Administrative Seat of the reserve in charge of CONAF, (Forest National Corporation), in which they will give you information and special indications for the visit.
Horseback riding by different landscapes and places with and special beaty.
- Observation of Fauna and Flora:
Contemplative walk of animals and floresta in rural places.
- Bird Watching
Bird watching , its displacements, behavior and habitat.
You are able to take pictures in the places that are allowed
Peatonal Walk Londres
Peatonal Walk Londres is located in downtown, it begins in the Plaza San Franciscoand it extends until Alonso Ovalle, this part of the city is declared like a typical zone of the capital, and is by its architecture of the Thirties.
It present a perfect harmony by his beatiful chapel and more than anything is the style that it presents.
The house of Pablo Neruda was constructed in the neighborhood of Bellavista in 1953, and they baptized it with the name of the "Chascona".
This name went in honor to its secret love, Matilde Urrutia, his third wife.
This house is inspired by her and the love that him, Neruda had to Matilde.
Fernando Márquez de la Plata 0192, (Providencia), Santiago, 6640152.
+ 56 2 7778741.
+ 56 2 7378712.
Anticipated booking should be made at this telephone 7378712 or 7778741.
Summer schelude: (2 of January to the 28 of February).
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00 Hrs.
General schelude: (since march).
Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00 to 18.00 Hrs.
Tours in other languages:
- English, french or german, 3500$, by person.
- In spanish, 2500$, by person.
The tour in spanish for students or for people of the third age:
1000$, by person.
National Reserve Clarillo River
The National Reserve of the Clarillo River, is located in the premountain range of the central area to the Santiago southeast, in the commune of Pirque.
This reserve has an approximate of 13.185 hectares. The main attractiveness that the reserve presents is the Clarillo River, it is from where the name came, the water of the river supply to the communes of Pirque and Puente Alto, that it is the main axis of the the reserve.
It presents an endless species of trees, fauna and flora among others.
It also works like a refuge to many of the species that are in extinction.
The reserve offers all the equipment for picnic, but it does not count with places to camp and the visit of the park is made only during the day.
Metropolitan region, is located at 45 km, at the southeast part of Santiago, and Puente Alto is located at 23 km. of the reserve.
Other attractiveness near extras:
Activities that can be carried out:
In the places that is allowed, you can take pictures.
All year: 2.500$ adults, 700$ children.
House of Lo Matta
La casa presenta las características de una casa antigua con muros gruesos de adobe, pilares en los corredores, faldones de tejas de arcilla, las rejas trabajadas en hierro en las ventanas y algunos otros elementos que caracterizan esa estructura rural del periodo hispano en la zona central de Chile.
The House of Lo Matta, is a construction of two independent floors, to the way of the Spanish farmhouses whose model is introduced to Chile in the second half of the XVIII century.
The house presents the characteristics of an old house with thick walls of marinate, pillars in the runners, clay roofing tiles, the grates worked in iron in the windows and some other elements that characterize the rural structure of the Hispanic period in the central zone of Chile.
Av. Kennedy 9350, Vitacura.
2124633 / 2124644.
Plaza de Armas
In the beginnings of the colony, the Plaza de Armas, was not nothing else that an open place where all the festive activities were made, solemn and strategic of the city, it was the most important part of the city because all the people met there so it was the point of the city from where all the activities were made.
This design corresponded to Spain, because it imposed this tradition in all America. With the years this tradition began to change and they went modifying new rallying points according to the event that was going to be made.
According the changes and modifications that the population start to suffer, the "Plaza" also began to change, one of the first modifications that were made was the beginning of the garden, that before at the time of the colony did not exist. With the passing of the time it began to undergo all the transformations, that at the moment the "Plaza" presents and these aesthetic changes of the "Plaza" have allowed to revalue downtown.
The House of the La Moneda in Chile, it is an institucion that comes to be the oldest in Chile.
It`s origins go back to previous periods to their own independent life. This is one of the most interesting places to visit, because from this place the economic movement of the city is born.
Av. Portales 3586- Central Station.
Cerro San Cristóbal
The Cerro San Cristóbal it is the highest hill of Santiago, this comes to be part of the Metropolitan Park, this park is one of the more frequented local centers, for sports and other activitie during the weekend.
From the top of the hill you will be able to see a complete view of Santaigo, that comes to be the greatest attractiveness and also it has one sanctuary of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.
Another of the attractiveness that presents is the Teleférico, the swimming pool (that is only open in the summer), a cultural house with concerts on Sundays and some crafts.
The history of the Metropolitan Cathedral is the following one, firstly it began being called Iglesia Mayor de Santiago, and this was founded by Pedro de Valdivia, after a few years it became the Metropolitan Cathedral under the mandate of the Pope Pio IV, who by bull, the 27 of June of 1561, choose Santiago to create the new arquidiosis and Mayor Church like a the new seat of the archbishopric.
Inside the main altar is made of marble with applications of bronze, the ships have iron covers, the ceiling is constituted of a vault of tube supported on pillars, the wood is of Oregon pine and the constituted slab is drawn with geometric figures. This cathedral is considered one of the greatest tourist attractiveness, and this is for the beauty of the incredible cathedral.
West side of the La Plaza de Armas.
How to get there:
Public transportation: Subway Station Plaza de Armas.
You are able to take pictures in the places that are allow to, outside and inside.
Plaza Italia contains a monument symbolizing the friendship of the Italian and Chilean peoples, dating from 1910. There is nn engraved plaque that reads: ‘A la amistad Italo-Chilena’ (To Italian-Chilean Friendship). The ltalian Institute for Foreign Trade presented the marble decoration of this statue symbolizing the friendship of our peoples to the Italian colony in Chile and the City of Santiago.
The Italian sculptor Roberto Negri was in charge for casting this bronze sculpture representing a standing angel with a torch as a symbol of the future, and a lion representing the Chilean people bursting its chains to achieve independence.
Plaza de la Constitución
Plaza de la constitución is a big public area in front of the north side of the Palacio de La Moneda. Precisely here, every other day between 10:00 and 10:30 hours, takes place the spectacle of the Changing of the Palace Guard. Here is important feature, the monument to Diego Portales.
Around the Plaza stand a number of significant buildings. Located on the corner of Teatinos and Moneda streets is the Ministerio de Hacienda (1933) and at Teatinos and Agustinas stands the Hotel Carrera (1934), both works of the architect Smith Solar. In Calle Agustinas you should note the Diario La Nación building; Located on the east side of the Plaza (Agustinas corner of Morandé) stands the imposing monolith of the Banco Central (1927).
Just here you can take a bus in Calle Teatinos at the corner of Agustinas, or walk down to the corner of Teatinos with the Alameda, where you can find public buses and La Moneda Metro Station.
It was declared National Monument in 1976. Work of the architect Emilio Jecquier, constructed in 1912 as a terminal of trains to Valparaiso and the city of Mendoza in Argentina. Here stands the facade with three baroque arcs and the metallic structure of the vault that served to cover the space with the platforms. In 1987 it let act as like railway Terminal and began to be a center of exhibitions and artistic events.