Santiago


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Santiago



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Resting on an inland plain, with the Andes glimmering in the distance, Santiago, the capital of Chile, is surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly. Syncopated cultural currents, madhouse parties, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants are a few of many things noteworthy in the fifth largest city in South America.


Santiago has always been a city that seemed destined for growth. The Mapuche destroyed it in 1541, only six months after Pedro de Valdivia founded it, but soon the Spanish were back and building it up again. Today, it is one of the most modern cities on the continent, home to nearly 5 million inhabitants--over a third of all Chileans.


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The city is bisected by the Rio Mapocho, which gently weaves through from East to West, before descending to the flood plain below. The Mapocho marks the northern border of the city center, which is defined on the west and south by the Via Norte Sur and the Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins (known to Santiagans as the Alameda). Within this area can be found all the major museums, monuments, and architectural sights the city offers. It's a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighborhood has its unique flavor and tone.


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The very heart of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas, which lies along the Alameda about five blocks south of the river. The city's European heritage is evident in the Parque Forestal, designed by a French landscaper on the model of Parisian parks. Walkers pass down tree-lined paths along the Mapocho, past small squares and the Museo de Bellas Artes. The Mercado Central is of British design, with wrought-iron ceiling parts that were imported from England in the mid-19th century. Today the market sells a wide variety of fresh, exotic produce.


Santiago is the perfect starting point to a Chile adventure and warrants exploring its rich culture, renovated arts scene and architecture as well as the modern amenities of fabulous cuisine and bustling nightlife.




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Santiago Accommodation



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Ritz Carlton
The Ritz Carlton Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel located in Santiago’s El Golf neighborhood. Immerse yourself in the authentic surroundings and the splendid views of the Andes Mountains at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, a luxury hotel inspired by the fertile land on which some of Chile’s finest vineyards flourish.

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Hotel Cumbres Lasterria
With an architectural style based on creativity, the modern Hotel Cumbres Lasterria aims to connect its visitors with Santiago’s culture, urban life and the Lasterria neighborhood in which it is located. The hotel offers 70 rooms and suites each with A/C wireless internet, pillow top mattress and plush linens and mini bar with complimentary drinking water.

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