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Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile, situated at the foot of the Andes mountains. A surprisingly unique and vibrant city, here you'll get to explore everything from museums, art galleries, festivals, bars and restaurants or just relax and watch the world go by in one of the many hillside parks. Santiago is just a stone's throw from the mountains for some ski and snow sports to get your heart racing!
Santiago has so much to offer visitors, from the colourful neighbourhoods and shopping malls to the tallest skyscraper in Latin America, the Gran Torre. The best way to see the city is to jump on the hop on hop off tour bus to see all the sights with ease. Visit Santiago Metropolitan Park and take the funicular up San Cristóbal Hill to see fantastic views of the city. The park also has the National Zoo and Japanese Gardens. Mingle with the locals at the Mercado Central and grab some fresh seafood in one of the many restaurants. Take a day trip to the Santa Rita vineyard and see their ageing cellars and modern bottling plant, and of course try some wines while you're there! Hit the slopes of Valle Nevado for a range of ski and snow sports. Dance into the night in Barrio Bellavista for a taste of Latino nightlife you won't forget.
Santiago has a lot to offer for honeymooners, couples, solo travellers and those looking to broaden their cultural knowledge. There is plenty of history to delve into here, not to mention the Andes mountains, the local markets, the food and the wineries. Accommodation options are available for all budgets.
🧡 Skiing/snowboarding in the Andes during the winter months of May to September
🧡 Famous for its shopping and nightlife
🧡 Bus trip to the Andes mountains
Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, also known as Santiago International Airport (SCL) serves Santiago.
The currency used in Santiago, Chile is the Chilean Peso ($).
Santiago, Chile is in Universal time coordinated UTC (GMT-4) so is 3 hours behind Irish time.
The hottest month in Santiago is generally January with an approximate temperature of 21°C, while the coldest month is generally June when temperatures drop to around 9°C. Temperatures are mild in between with some wet months, particularly between May to September, but snowy conditions are seen around the Andes.