What to do in Santiago
Before you indulge in the immense Chilean culture, Santiago’s natural backdrop provides you with remarkable and captivating views from all across the city. At the top of San Cristobal Hill, in the area of Bellavista, you will instantly fall in love with the expansive botanical gardens, before cooling off in two of the outdoor swimming pools as you gaze over the 14ft Virgin Mary statue that quietly guards the city. Despite this impressive view, the viewpoint at the top of Torres Costanera dwarfs everything else; standing 300m high, Sky Costanera Observatory is the perfect place to soak in the beautiful architecture and the integration between the unique land and civilisation.
During the day, visit one of Santiago’s three significant historical museums; the first is the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which provides travellers with an intimate insight into Santiago’s life under the regime of Pinochet. Visit the former home of Pablo Neruda, Chile’s poet, and politician who was bestowed the Nobel Prize in literature in 1971, situated on the hill of Barrio Bellavista. Finally, but certainly not least, embrace centuries of inspiration and expression at the Chilean Museum of Pre Colombian art, and marvel at the country’s most moving exhibitions.