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3 days in Santiago

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3 days in Santiago
Santiago is a big city; you could spend weeks discovering new sites. But here are three days' worth of sites to see in this rich cultural city.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Plaza de Armas
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Plaza de Armas

This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is the point from which all distances to other parts of Chile are measured.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mercado Central
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Mercado Central

A series of seafood restaurants of all levels and prices. Perfect any time of the day.

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La Moneda
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La Moneda

The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful building that occupies an entire city block on downtown Santiago.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 2
Cerro Santa Lucia
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Cerro Santa Lucia

A natural, 230 foot hill offerering panoramic views of the city.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Feria Artesanal Santa Lucia
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Feria Artesanal Santa Lucia

Feria Artesanal Santa Lucia is the best place to find souvenirs in Santiago.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Barrio Lastarria
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Barrio Lastarria

This bohemian neighborhood has plenty of shops, restaurants and bars.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 3
La Chascona
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La Chascona

Tour the eclectic architecture of this home which served as the romantic hideaway for famed poet Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde, as portrayed in the 1995 film "Il Postino."

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cerro San Cristobal
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Cerro San Cristobal

There are several ways up Cerro San Cristobal to the Parque Metropolitano, but only one doesn't require undue exertion: the Funicular , or funicular... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Barrio Bellavista
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Barrio Bellavista

This cultural city neighborhood is rich with artists, entertainers and some of chile's best ethnic and local cuisine.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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