Santiago de Chile, Simply named as Santiago, has been the capital city of
Chile since the colonial days. In the city, tourists come across a vibrant
environment and a distinctive touch of heritage in the 19th
century neoclassical buildings. Santiago boasts several beautiful and
imposing hills that tower above this picturesque city. Beautiful Mapocho
River flows through the city and the Andes Mountains are in the backdrop.
Offering comforting accommodation to the tourists, there are quite a lot of
hotels providing splendid views of the city. Offering a lot to do and see
for tourists, Santiago is home to a plethora of tourist attractions, right
from divine to the funky ones.
Things to do in Santiago
Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Museum of Memory and Human Rights compiles the 17-year autocratic rule of
Pinochet that involved in the atrocious activities of murder, torture, and
vanishing of countless Chileans. This museum summons up an awareness of the
visitors about the inhabitants who were crushed by the rule. Museum of
Memory and Human Rights pays honour of the lives lost during the rule
through photographs of victims, oodles of legal documents, video coverage
of demonstrators, and letter and artifacts.
Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
An excellent place to visit for art buffs, Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian
Art boasts the permanent collection that includes assemblage of sculptures,
pottery, and textiles, from the Caribbean, the Amazon, Mesoamerica, and
Central and Southern Andes. Some of the major highlights of the museum are
the exhibits from the Aztec and Inca empires and Chinchorro mummies.
Bellavista is a neighborhood of Santiago with a potpourri of graffiti-lined
streets with art galleries, teashops, and boutique shops. The soothing
vibes, the innovative energy, and elegant boutiques in Bellavista make it a
must-visit place for tourists.
Best Time to Visit Santiago
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Miami to Santiago is from
late-September to November or from March to May. In these months, the
weather of the city remains soothing and pleasant enough for sightseeing.
If booking for the peak season, it is advisable to book Santiago flights in
advance to avoid paying increased airfares.