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    Sadly, Santiago’s is often quite a smoggy capital. And in a setting like this, it genuinely is really sad, as when the Chilean capital is having a bright day there are few more spectacular locations for a city in the entire world. Encircled by mighty snow-capped Andean peaks, on the rare days when the smog clears it feels like the city’s been magically lifted high into the stars.

    Most of the time, though, Chile’s capital is dirty and rambunctious, yet at the same time full of thrilling quirks and infectious energy. You might have to dig deep to find them, though. The heart of Santiago is largely dull and business focused, and it’s in the artistic enclaves that you’ll find the city really comes to life. The district of Bellavista, culturally hefty and full of pretty young things parading under the trees, is the perfect place to start.

    Santiago’s more about finding your own corner to enjoy the vibe than city sights, but there are certainly a few worth seeing while you’re here. Cerro San Cristobal, the hill top cathedral, is the place to be when the smog clears, and a striking hillside castle-esque structure in its own right, while the striking old railway station Estacion Mapocho has become a cultural and entertainment center as well as an impressive architectural feature.

    Of course, Chile is becoming ever more well known for its fantastic wines, and you can sample them in entirely new ways here. La Piojera, for example, serves them up mixed with ice cream (far less repulsive than it sounds), while you’ll find nearly every hearty meal tastes better with whatever on-the-side glass the waiter recommends.

    Locals and tourists alike absolutely revel in Santiago’s surroundings, with El Colorado ski resort (highly affordable next to its US and European rivals) and the extraordinary snowy peaks, deep blue skies and lush valleys of Cajon Del Maipo an intoxicating draw, too. The increasingly affluent city forever calls you back for a dose of lively bar culture and new friends, though. Santiago rarely instantly charms, but it certainly has an enduring allure.
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    • Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
      0.20 Km from Santiago
      The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (English: Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art) is an art museum dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum is located in the city centre of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The museum was founded by the Chilean architect and antiquities collector Sergio Larraín García-Moreno, who had sought premises for the display and preservation of his private collection of pre-Columbian artefacts ...
    • Central Bank of Chile
      0.42 Km from Santiago
      The Central Bank of Chile (Spanish: Banco Central de Chile) is the central bank of Chile. It was originally created in 1925 and is incorporated into the current Chilean Constitution as an autonomous institution of constitutional rank. Its monetary policy is currently guided by an inflation targeting regime.
    • Barrio Patronato
      1.03 Km from Santiago
      Barrio Patronato (Patronato Neighborhood) is a traditional neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. It is bounded by Avenida Recoleta from the west, Bellavista Street from the south, Loreto Street from the east, and Dominica street from the north. Administratively, it corresponds to Junta de Vecinos no. 34 (Neighborhood Council No.34) "Andrés Bello" of Recoleta commune. There is Patronato metro station of Santiago Metro.
    • Teatro Caupolicán
      2.05 Km from Santiago
    • Club Hípico de Santiago
      3.37 Km from Santiago
      Club Hípico de Santiago is a thoroughbred horse race track in Santiago, Chile.
    • El Mercurio
      8.10 Km from Santiago
    • Pudahuel metro station
      8.44 Km from Santiago
      Pudahuel station is an underground metro station on Line 5 of the Santiago Metro, in Santiago, Chile. It is located underneath the junction of San Pablo Avenue and Teniente Cruz Avenue, on the border of the communes of Pudahuel and Lo Prado, between Barrancas and San Pablo metro stations. It has an area of 3,100 m² The station has disabled access. The station and the line extension it forms part of were inaugurated on January 12, 2010 by president Michelle Bachelet. In the surrounding area can b...
    • Villa Grimaldi
      10.41 Km from Santiago
      Villa Grimaldi is considered the most important of DINA’s (Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional, the Chilean secret police) many complexes that were used for the interrogation and torture of political prisoners during the governance of Augusto Pinochet. It is located at Avenida José Arrieta 8200 (now 8401) in Peñalolén, on the outskirts of Santiago, and was in operation from mid-1974 to mid-1978. About 4,500 detainees were brought to Villa Grimaldi during this time, at least 240 of whom were "...
    • Plaza de Puente Alto metro station
      20.89 Km from Santiago
      Plaza de Puente Alto is an underground metro station and the southern terminal station of Line 4 of the Santiago Metro network, in Santiago, Chile. The station is located under the square of the same name, Plaza de Puente Alto, parallel to Concha y Toro Avenue at the junction with Manuel Rodríguez avenue in the commune of Puente Alto. The station was opened to the public on November 30, 2005. The station's surroundings are dominated by municipal buildings like the civil registry office of Puent...

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    Graphic showing average weather in Santiago in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 20.8 0 69.4 0
    Feb 20.2 0 68.4 0
    Mar 18.2 1 64.8 0.4
    Apr 15.2 9 59.4 3.5
    May 12.3 78 54.1 30.7
    Jun 9.8 78 49.6 30.7
    Jul 9.8 57 49.6 22.4
    Aug 10.6 33 51.1 13
    Sep 12.5 24 54.5 9.4
    Oct 14.9 10 58.8 3.9
    Nov 17.5 4 63.5 1.6
    Dec 19.8 2 67.6 0.8

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