Thirty minutes sitting on one of the Plaza de Armas benches is all you need to catch a multitude of unusual sights, sounds and smells. From the hordes of pigeons, street evangelists, living statues and lively Chinchinero percussionists, don’t forget to bring your camera to this historic city center.
Chileans like to do hot dogs differently. Whether you order a regular completo (hot dog with sauerkraut, chopped tomatoes and gobs of mayonnaise) or a completo italiano (tomatoes, mushed avocado and mayonnaise, resembling the Italian flag), prepare yourself for a whole lot of toppings. Be sure to grab extra napkins when you order.
Explore the unusual street art of the vibrant neighborhood Barrio Yungay. Through the bicycle tour company Bicitur, visitors can learn about the local street art as well as the various indigenous groups that have called Chile home.
Proudly sitting on the foothills of the Andes mountains is the new Bahá’í House of Worship of South America. This curious temple offers stunning views and a sense of peace away from the hustle and bustle of Santiago.
Oración para el anochecer 🌆 ¡Oh mi Dios, mi Maestro, el Objeto de mi deseo! Este Tu siervo busca dormir al amparo de Tu misericordia y reposar bajo el dosel de Tu gracia, implorando Tu cuidado y Tu protección. Yo Te ruego, oh mi Señor, por Tu ojo que no duerme, que guardes los míos para que no miren a ninguna otra cosa aparte de Ti. Fortalece, pues, su visión, para que puedan distinguir Tus signos y contemplar el Horizonte de Tu Revelación. Tú eres Aquel ante las manifestaciones de Cuya omnipotencia se ha estremecido la quintaesencia del poder. No hay Dios sino Tú, el Todopoderoso, el que todo lo subyuga, el Incondicionado. Bahá’u’lláh 😌🙏💕 #bahai #bahaitemple #templobahai #templobahaichile #templobahaisudamerica #arquitectura #architecture #art #todosbienvenidos #pray #religion #unity #peace
Step inside a former dictatorship detention center at Londres 38, the name and address of a historic complex in downtown Santiago. In the 1970s, Londres 38 was where many Chileans were tortured and killed at the start of the Pinochet dictatorship. Ominous and largely empty, this chilling space includes political propaganda on the walls and also offers information on the human rights violations that occurred during Pinochet’s 17-year rule.
Londres 38, Calle Londres 38, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2638 8054
Featuring odd items and artwork the famous poet collected during his life, La Chascona is an ode to Pablo Neruda’s life and quirks. With an inside pass into the famous Chilean poet’s house, you can dream about what this soulful world traveler and eccentric lover was all about.
La Chascona, Fernando Márquez de La Plata 0192, Santiago, Chile, +56 2 2777 8741
Indigenous groups and gourmet cuisine merge at this unique restaurant in Santiago’s Bellavista neighborhood. At Peumayen Ancestral Foods, Argentine chef Juan Manuel Pena Passaro has created modern dishes based on flavors from the region’s Mapuche, Rapa Nui and Aymara people.