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Santiago Travel Guide

Overview

Chile’s capital city was originally founded in 1541 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. Today Santiago is Chile’s beating heart and an increasingly cosmopolitan and sophisticated capital city. European style sidewalk cafes, old socialist beer halls, bohemian neighbourhoods, vibrant markets, fine dining restaurants, boutique shops, grand museums and tranquil parks all contribute to Santiago’s unique character. Just beyond the city is prime wine country where many of Chile’s top vineyards are within easy day trip distance.

With an intriguing history, long leafy parks and a cafe culture atmosphere, Chile's capital is a fantastic city to explore on foot.

Best months to visit Santiago

Benefiting from a Mediterranean like climate, Santiago and central Chile can be visited all year round.  The coldest months are June, July and August when temperatures can get down to the single figures. The hotter months are from October to March.  The autumn colours are beautiful in April which is a nice time to go if you plan to visit any of the nearby vineyards.

Our hand-picked hotels in Santiago

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in Santiago.

Best reasons to visit Santiago

Below are our top Santiago experiences and best reasons to visit.

Artsy boutiques and upmarket eateries in fashionable Lastarria

Learn about Chile’s intriguing past at La Moneda

Stroll through the tranquil Parque Forestal

City views from Santa Lucia Hill and the San Cristobal cable car

Explore the bustling central market

Weather Averages for Santiago

Other destinations in Chile

From the arid desert of the north to the icy fjords in the south, explore more of Chile’s diverse destinations using the links below.

Call one of our friendly Latin America experts on 0208 191 7772 from the UK or toll free from the states on 0018448806752. Alternatively, just complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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