The ideal choice to explore Santiago Centro
Santiago is one of the most modern cities in Latin America. In fact, it is considered one of the best cities in the region to generate business opportunities in part, for its infrastructure, technology and access to the Internet.
However, the advance of modernity has not managed to impose itself on history, since the center of the Chilean capital offers some points of great tourist interest, such as museums, churches and places that keep stories of past times. Among the must-see are:
We talked about the place where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541. Located in the heart of Santiago, this site is a must for those who want to know the capital of Chile beyond the shopping centers.
It is a multicultural meeting point, protected by buildings dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth century, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, a true work of art in its entirety, Correo Central and the building of the Municipality of Santiago, built between 1785 and 1790 .
They say that Santiago is not visited until the Central Market. Opened on September 15, 1872, the building is one of the oldest (and beautiful) of the capital, hosting aromas and flavors coveted by the thousands of tourists who, year after year, come here to enjoy the Creole cuisine, based -mainly- on fresh seafood, although the menu also includes meats, empanadas and salads.
Santa Lucia Hill
It is one of the most visited public parks by foreign and national tourists. We talked about the place where the city was created, experiencing several modifications and improvements over the years. In fact, it is in 1872, approximately 300 years after the arrival of the Spaniards in this area, when the intendant Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna transforms the place into a beautiful walk, with rest areas and several points that allow to contemplate Santiago in 360 degrees.
The center of Santiago houses a series of museums that, without a doubt, are worth knowing.
One of them is the National Historical Museum. Located in Plaza de Armas # 951, the building offers visitors a chronological tour through the history of Santiago, thanks to thematic rooms arranged by periods, in which it is possible to appreciate from the sixteenth century weapons to documents and paintings that give an account of the formality of the city.
Another must-see is the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Located on Calle Bandera # 361, the place keeps invaluable objects from various Latin American cultures, which tell the story of the civilizations that settled on this side of the world centuries ago.
Former National Congress
Finally, another of the must-see places of Santiago Centro is the building of the Former National Congress. Its wonderful gardens and architectural details make this place, located in the block that includes the streets Morandé, Bandera, Compañía and Catedral, in one of the most beautiful places of the historical capital.
These are just some of the historical points of Santiago Centro. The invitation is to discover them all, what you can do with greater ease when staying at the Almacruz Hotel located a few streets from the main attractions of the center of the capital.