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Top 5 Best Tourist Attractions in Santiago de Chile
There are hundreds of things to do and to see in Chile’s capital, Santiago. It depends on what you want to take from what the city has to offer. You can relax with your loved one, have fun with the entire family or just walk the streets and enjoy the food. We’ve done some research and found 5 great tourist attractions in Santiago that you will enjoy.
1. Sculpture Park
This green park has more than 30 sculptures on display. It is a great place to relax and have a picnic – a small oasis in the middle of a busy city. If you visit Santiago in the summer make sure to stop by and take a few pictures.
2. Pablo Neruda’s Home, La Chascona
In 1971 Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature and this house offers an insight into the life and mind of this great author. It is a colorful house build by Neruda for his mistress, Matilde Urrutia. The dining room is inspired by a ship’s cabin and the living room, by a lighthouse. It really is a wonderful and inspiring house.
3. Vina Undurraga
34 kilometers from the city of Santiago we find Chile’s most famous winery. Build in the 1880s, this winery was designed by French architect, Pierre Dubois and it has achieved the status of a national historical monument. You can sample the wines, take a stroll through one of the four vineyards that surround the place but remember that if you plan to visit you should make a reservation.
4. Museum of Memory and Human Rights
This museum was opened in 2010 and it is dedicated to honoring the victims of Human Rights abuses during the Military Regime controlled by Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. It has eleven rooms displayed on three floors and it is considered one of the greatest museums in South America. Be sure to have some napkins with you as the displays will move you to tears.
5. Spicy Chile – Free Walking Tours
We think the best way to understand a city is on foot. You get to see the people and the sights up-close, you get to take pictures and interact with other fellow tourists. There are meeting points where you can join a tour, so it is up to you where and when you start your walk. The tour is free, but donations are encouraged.