Why visit Santiago de Chile? Chile’s capital stands as one of the most recommended cities for tourism and convention and business travel in South America, with modern facilities, technology, quality accommodations, hotels and convention centers.
Chile’s capital stands as one of the most recommended cities for tourism and convention and business travel in South America, with modern facilities, technology, quality accommodations, hotels and convention centers with a capacity to take up more than 7 thousand delegates, and companies with extensive experience in the events industry. An advanced telecommunications development allows tourists and delegates at conferences remain connected to their work and home. Their tradition and history are evident in its civic center, witnessing the life of the Republic. The history, art and civic tradition are displayed in museums, art galleries and craft centers. In this capital, as in Valparaiso and Isla Negra (both at a little over 100 km.) Can take an emotional approach to life and work of Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize in Literature, in their home museums.
Santiago is the starting point for international and domestic flights as well as being central exit roads to the north and south of the country and several places within the Central Valley, ranging from the mountains to the coast, passing through land that harbor fertile fields with agricultural fields and vineyards where vines emerge Chilean wine production. Safety pins on the outskirts of Santiago is participating in a wine tour, and even attend one of the famous vineyards are on the fringes of the city and visit the Cajon del Maipo or Pomaire. The first place of mountains and relaxing to spend the weekend or even a day, and Pomaire, famous for its clay pottery and typical cuisine like empanadas or corn pie. A great alternative is also a tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, halfway visiting a vineyard in the Casablanca Valley. Strange and familiar. This will without fail mixed feeling when you sit in the Plaza de Armas, the main square of Santiago de Chile, and let your eyes wander around. Strange, for example, is that here in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Maybe it started in the middle of gray European autumn and is now the most radiant spring. At midday, the sun is in the north but is capable of heating and reliably.
Santiago is located in the Central Zone of Chile, which is characterized by a temperate Mediterranean climate, which explains why she lives in more than 82 percent of the population. Comparable to the climate of California, United States, this part of the country has its own clearly defined seasons: spring and warm summer (September to March), never very humid with temperatures from 20 to 32 degrees Celsius (70 to 90 Fahrenheit). The soft autumn breezes, sunny days but less is also very pleasant, and winter between June and August rarely shows temperatures below 2 degrees (34 Fahrenheit). Snow falls only in the mountains and that on arriving in Santiago and has become rain. I recommend clothes and accessories for the cold as wool, raincoat and umbrella during the winter and just as a precaution for the fall. Moisture in Santiago is very low, reducing wind chill for the most extreme temperatures.
Sightseeing in Santiago, Chile:
Santiago: Chile’s capital, is the fifth largest city in South America. Founded on February 12, 1541 by the conquistador Pedro de Valdivia who settled with his troops on the hill Huelén, now called Santa Lucia. The Chilean capital is crossed from east to west along the river Mapocho. It is now a modern city with beautiful scenery and close to excellent ski slopes and beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Santiago is located 543 meters above sea level in central Chile, 2,000 km from Arica, the northernmost city in the country since 3100 kilometers from Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world. Public transport offers three basic variants: the minibuses, which cross the city according to predetermined routes, taxis (yellow, black cars and roofs), which operate with a meter that determines the rate and the Metro is in full expansion, which has lines across various sectors of the capital. The trade generally open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 20:00 Additionally, there are Malls that are enclosures having large department stores, boutiques, food courts, cinemas, playgrounds, restaurant. The Mall serving 7 days a week from 10:00 to 21:00 hrs. and cinemas and food courts to 24:00 hrs. In Santiago there are beautiful churches, like San Francisco’s Temple, a monument of colonial times, large parks like Forest Park along the river Mapocho and opened the Museum of Fine Arts and several other museums such as the Pre-Columbian Art and the National Historic Landmark. An architectural achievement that is worth visiting the Paris-London, near the Church of San Francisco, which had the narrow streets lit by streetlamps and buildings of great beauty. Also worth a visit Cerro San Cristobal, located in the north-east edge of downtown Santiago, on whose summit stood a monumental statue of the Virgin Mary. From there you can see virtually the entire city. Additionally, in recent months the exchange rate has risen greatly. From $ 450 to $ 600 Chilean pesos per dollar and inflation has been low, prices have not changed. Thus, for foreigners who come with dollars is extremely favorable and further change in euros.