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Introducing Santiago

Posted on December 15, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesOne Comment


The city is surrounded by Andes Mountains and is the biggest and capital city of Chile. The tourists going to Chile will definitely stop to Santiago for its natural views. The place is full of vivacious markets, churches from colonial era and mountains covered with snow. The city’s mining industries and agriculture provides an economical boost to it and is one of the economically sound cities of the Latin American. It has witnessed great number of immigration from the Europe during 19th as well as 20th century. Here you can take a look at blend of colonial structures and contemporary buildings.

Regarded as one of the contemporary towns of Latin America, it possesses many well-built huge structures and prosperous shopping malls. It is also well developed as far as transportation system is concerned. Maipo Valley, world’s one of the largest wine producing locality is present here.

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The locals are known as Santiaguinos and the town was originated in the year 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, Spanish Conquistador. The city’s industrialization began during 1930’s. The prime crops of the city include beans, grapes, potatoes, among others and mines consist of limestone, Copper, and gypsum. However, it is not spared of Callampas, shanty towns are also available. It contains approximately five million inhabitants.  Plaza de Armas is oen of the largest landmarks of the city and existence of Parque Forestal introduces you with the European heritage. Along with being financial center, the city also is cultural and administrative powerhouse too. It contains many museums, theaters, restaurants, and other cultural places too.

Sight seeing At Santiago

Plaza de Armas (Arms Square)

plaza de armas santiagoOne of the popular landmarks of the city, the Plaza de Armas is prime square of the city. Here you can witness many prominent colonial structures. It is a paradise for local artists as they display their works in the spot.

Casa Colorada (Coloured House)

It is a colonial structure and it also contains Museo de Santiago that demonstrates the city’s history.

Palacio de la Moneda (Moneda Palace)

During 1846, it was residence of president and tourists can also take a look at the interior parts of the palace.

Museo Histórico Nacional (National History Museum)

The place will introduce with Chile’s culture and many exhibitions are also held here. You can take a look at Chile’s colonial period as well as contemporary times.

museo historico nacional

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)

This is the must visit museum in the city and contains artifacts from pre-Hispanic civilization of Latin America. The museo chileno de arte precolombinoPalacio de la Real Aduana has artwork of metal, wood, clothes, etc. You can also take glimpse of tradition of Incas, Maya, and Aztecs.

Iglesia de San Francisco (Church of St Francis)

The church of St Francis is one of the ancient structures of the city that came into existence in the 16th century. Renowned Museo Colonial San Francisco that possesses colonial era’s artifacts is also located in the close proximity.

Museo Casa La Chascona (La Chascona House Museum)

Here you can be able to take a look at possessions of Pablo Neruda, a famous poet rewarded with Noble-Prize.

If you have some time left after going to so many places than you can head towards some other famous places and these include Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Parque O’Higgins, and Parque Quinta Normal.

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