SANTIAGO DE CHILE
The irresistible energy of Santiago
Discover Santiago, a vibrant city in the foothills of the Andes! Book a flight to the Chilean capital and enjoy art, culture and nature. Take the funicular or cable car to the top of the Cerro San Cristóbal or admire sculptures in the garden of Palacio de La Moneda, the Presidential Palace. And of course, your list of things-to-do should include eating fish at the Mercado Central. Santiago has flair!
In search of the perfect lapis lazuli
Without a doubt, Bellavista is Santiago’s nicest district. In its charming streets you can start your search for the perfect souvenir: a bright blue lapis lazuli gemstone. At night, the district’s numerous bars and restaurants come to life. You’ll have a good time on Patio Bellavista, a lively square. The place to go shopping is Parque Arauco, an enormous shopping centre boasting department stores, palm trees and even an ice rink that is open throughout the year. Santiago is an ideal destination for city trips or the perfect starting point for a beautiful tour of Chile. Treat yourself: book a flight to Santiago now!Book a flight to Santiago de Chile
Lush vineyards and icy glaciers
Santiago’s surroundings are as interesting as the city itself. As Santiago is only a stone’s throw away from a number of Chile’s oldest wineries, you could book a wine tour and sample some of the best Chilean wines while you’re there. In the nearby Andes, fun-packed hours of skiing are guaranteed during the winter. Or travel all the way south to Torres del Paine National Park, and marvel at the ice-blue lakes, jagged mountain tops and snow-white glaciers.
Flights to Santiago for a unique holiday
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Curated for you
Located off the coast of Valparaíso, Cachagua is a small island with a large colony of endangered penguins. This protected natural environment is uninhabited and off limits to visitors. However, visitors may circumnavigate the island on a fishing boat or by canoe for a close-up look at these waddling creatures.
Santiago’s most charming neighbourhood of Bellavista lies between the Mapocho River and Cerro San Cristóbal. The bohemian character of this 'barrio' is reflected in the many art galleries, colourful houses and laid-back bistros. At night, the area comes alive with restaurants, clubs and bars.
If you are a wine lover, the Chilean capital of Santiago is well worth a visit. The city is wedged between a number of famous wine regions, and only a short drive from the capital are several other interesting regions. Chilean winemakers enjoy introducing visitors to their exquisite creations.
Cerro San Cristóbal is hard to overlook: this landmark hill, located in the heart of the city, is an integral part of the Santiago skyline. The views from Terraza Bellavista on top of the hill, some 300 metres above the city, are truly phenomenal. On clear days one can see the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains.
ARTS & CULTURE
No place in Santiago has as much historical significance as the Palacio de La Moneda. Now the home of the Chilean Government, the palace was the scene of a violent coup in 1973 that eventually cost the lives of thousands of Chileans. Today La Moneda is also an interesting architectural landmark, where you will enjoy learning about Chile’s culture and history with a visit to the cultural centre in the basement.
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