Overview Santiago

Visiting Santiago

Like it hot? Head to the all-night discos. Like it even hotter? Head to nearby hot springs in this Chilean capital, which sits in a valley between the Andes and Coastal mountain ranges. Set out to see the city’s Spanish-colonial buildings, catch a soccer game, or just soak up the scene in Plaza de Armas.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Santiago. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Santiago flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.... Read More
Like it hot? Head to the all-night discos. Like it even hotter? Head to nearby hot springs in this Chilean capital, which sits in a valley between the Andes and Coastal mountain ranges. Set out to see the city’s Spanish-colonial buildings, catch a soccer game, or just soak up the scene in Plaza de Armas.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Santiago. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Santiago flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Santiago

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Barrio Brasil

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

This is a mixed residential neighbourhood to the west of the city centre. It was once fairly affluent but the middle-classes moved out some decades ago. This was compounded when the Via Norte-Sur highway was constructed separating the area from the city centre. The western…Read More


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City Streets and Plazas

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

South American cities seem more alive than those in say Australia and the US and I have concluded that this is because of the European design of plazas and squares that can be seen in almost all of them. This encourages people to get out…Read More


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Holley

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

This is a pedestrian area off Avenue Providencia which has two different personalities. By day it is a pleasant place to walk amongst the boutiques and cute half-timbered teashops while at night it becomes a haven for night clubbers and others. I was told that…Read More


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Surface Transport

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

Apart from the metro, buses are the only other public transport option. The Transantiago system has standardized bus routes and combined local (feeder) bus lines, main bus lines and the subway network. It includes an integrated fare system, which allows passengers to make bus-to-bus or…Read More


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Underground Railway (Metro)

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

The Santiago metro is an excellent system which is easy for foreigners to use. We bought a ticket and boarded the correct train after only 30 minutes in the city. There are several lines but the two of most interest to visitors will be line…Read More


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Various Buildings

Written by LenR on 26 Oct, 2009

Santiago has an impressive architectural array particularly in the central city around the Plaza de Armas. The following four buildings are all worth a look.The central post office (Correo Central) fronts the Plaza and is built on the site of Pedro de Valdivia’s house. A…Read More


Money and Visa Fees

Written by Jeanne Travels on 01 Jun, 2002

In the current times, The United States charges Chilean citizens a rather large Visa fee upon entering the United States. The Chilean government in retaliation has increased the fees for US citizens to enter their country. Bring some US cash in order to pay the…Read More


Excursion to Vina del Mar

Written by Jeanne Travels on 01 Jun, 2002

The Pacific shore a small city by the name of Vina del Mar reminded me a lot of Carmel/Monterey California. The coast there is quite rocky and the sea was really high following the height of a storm that had knocked down some of the wood panels…Read More


Dolminicos Craft Market

Written by Jeanne Travels on 01 Jun, 2002

There is a church of the Dolminicos out on the edge of Santiago which is surrounded by a permanent craft community, from weavers, pottery, jewelry, copper plates with the enamel baked on to a man who has an extraordinary niche in 'sculpture'. He takes spoons and…Read More


4 days and 3 nights in Chile

Written by Jarvey Jornada on 14 Dec, 2002

I had some AA ticket credit to use, and AA had offered r/t $329 airfare to Santiago: we took it, able to bump up to business-class even on this cheap fare. That let us make a quick trip, sleep on the plane in…Read More


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