Santiago is the capital of Chile. It has a population of 5 million people. There are beautiful places to see and visit such as: museums, vineyards, The Andes Mountains, and the beautiful town.
Here’s a list of places to see and things to do in Santiago, Chile:
Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, then we walk to the Museo de Bellas Artes, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de Monedas, they are very close.
Hike the Santa Lucia Hill, to see the city and Cordillera de Los Andes ( The Andes Mountains) in the background, the view is just amazing!
Have lunch at Mercado Central (Central market), which is a famous fish market where you can have lunch, enjoying a delicious seafood plate, our favorite is the restaurant Donde Augusto.
There are two central areas of restaurants: the Barrios Lastarria and Bellavista. At night we went to Patio Bellavista. This place is very cool and there are a lot of restaurant and bars.
Cousino Macul or Concha y Toro are the two wineries closest to Santiago. They can be reached by subway or 5 minutes by taxi.
Best time to visit Santiago: From September to December.
Currency: Chilean Peso
Official language: Spanish