Enjoy with us a visit of the different neighborhoods of Santiago. We start with a scenery tour in Providencia and the parks of this district. We then move on to Historical Downtown, where you will have a chance to see Santiago’s traditional architecture.
Our first visit will be to the Santa Lucía hill, the site where the conqueror Pedro De Valdivia founded Santiago in the year 1541. From the top of the hill, you will have a panoramic view of the city, while enjoying the hill’s vegetation and the architecture of Hidalgo’s Castle.
The tour will then head to Parque O’Higgins, with a scenery view of the War Arsenals and the old República neighborhood to end up in a visit of the Club Hípico, Chile’s oldest racetrack and home to South America’s oldest stakes race.
Our next stop is Downtown Santiago. Here we will visit the beautiful New York Street, the Stock Exchange, the Government Palace (“La Moneda”), and the main historical buildings such as the National Library, the Court House and the former Congress. Afterwards, we visit the “Plaza de Armas” Square. From there we move on to the Cathedral, the Postal Service Building, and the National Historical Museum (the former Royal Courthouse).
Afterwards, you will experience a tour of the Central Market and have lunch (not included), enjoy the architecture of the Bellas Artes Museum, and visit the Bellavista neighborhood, famous for its restaurants and nightlife.
We then leave Santiago’s downtown area to visit the Metropolitan Park, Santiago’s green lung, take the funicular in San Cristobal’s hill, to enjoy the beauty of the panoramic views and the vegetation.
English speaking guide.