Thursday, 24 September 2009

If you visit Santiago you must go to…

Cerro San Cristóbal

If you visit Santiago de Chile you must go to Cerro San Cristóbal. San Cristóbal is the principal hill of the city, is part of the Parque Metropolitano (Metropolitan Park) a very beautiful place to walk outdoors with extensive green areas and to feel all the quiet next to a Big City. In this hill you have an interesting panoramic sight of Santiago.

Bar. La Piojera

La Piojera is a folkloric and traditional bar next to the center of Santiago. It is located in the Mapocho Station zone. In this place you must drink a ‘Terremoto’ (earthquake) who is a traditional Chilean drink and the speciality of the bar. In La Piojera always there are many kinds of folkloric musicians playing his music.

Parque Forestal.

The Parque Forestal (forestall park) is a park next to the center of the city. Is long but not big and is located around the Museum of Bellas Artes. In this park, all the Sunday, you can see many people, specially young people, playing music, dancing and selling old clothes, movies, and others things.

La Pintana- Vitacura

For to know the violent contradiction of the Chilean society you must go to two places: Vitacura and La Pintana. Vitacura is a commune of well-of families, located in the northeast of Santiago. There you can see the houses and the gardens of the high Chilean society and his characteristics. On the other hand, La Pintana is a poor commune of Santiago, located in the south of the city. There you can see the misery and the huge social contradiction of this city.

Centro de Santiago

The Plaza de Armas (principal square) is the heart of the city. The places around this square are considered the center of Santiago. There are many kinds of thing: commerce, a little hill (Santa Lucía), the national library, the principal avenue (Alameda), bars, and peatonal streets (like the Paseo Ahumada) There you must walk and walk and in this way you can to know very things of the city.


  1. I agree with most places. I must say,though, your comment on La pintana or many other places that are not particularly nice should be a must for foreign people to see that things are not as nice for everyone as they seem