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Chile: Santiago and the vineyards

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With a backdrop of snow-draped Andean peaks in a sunny fertile valley, Chile’s huge capital lies at the heart of the country. A multi-layered place of contrasting neighbourhoods it is worth getting to know.

There’s a tiny colonial heart which displays an often poignant history, offset by the glittering malls, skyscrapers and shady boulevards of a modern economy. Interspersed are European-style centres for shopping and eating out such as Italianate Bellavista and newly vibrant, villagey localities among which is trendy Lastarría. The surrounding Mediterranean landscape is the perfect setting for vineyards and wineries producing Chile’s well respected wines.

Our holidays to Santiago and the vineyards

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Andean Flamingo: Andes laid bare

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Things to do in Santiago and the vineyards

Historic Santiago

Historic Santiago walking tour

 Wine Tour of the Central Valley

Wine tour of the Central Valley


Go Skiing

Go skiing in Chile

Vineyards of the Andes

Vineyards of the Andes self-drive

Our insider tips for Santiago and the vineyards

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

A stroll around the compact centre from the Plaza de Armas, lined by fine colonial and neo-classical churches and museums.
Lina

Lina Fuller

Exploring the atmospheric old European-influenced quarters of Londres and Paris, with cobbled lanes and Victorian-style lampposts.

Ben Line

Ben Line

Taking a breather in one of the city’s many parks: hilltop San Cristóbal or romantic Santa Lucíá.

David

David Nichols

Seeking out poet Pablo Neruda’s house, browsing galleries and shopping for lapis lazuli in bohemian Bellavista.

What our experts say

Frequently overlooked, Santiago has a lot to offer. Two of my favourite places are the seafood restaurants of the renowned Mercado Central (Central Market), where is tradition amongst young party revellers to nurse a hangover with a Caldillo de Congrio (conger-eel soup) at around 6 am amongst other things, and the historical quarter of Avenida Italia, which in the last 5 five years has experienced such a revival that you can now find all sort of antique and artisan shops – clothes, shoes, furniture, etc – as well as great cafes and restaurants.

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

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