Santiago some times also referred, as Santiago de Chile is the capital as well as the largest city of the country of Chile. It is the center of largest conurbation. It is at the elevation of 570 meters that is 1706 feet’s above the main sea level, situated at country’s central valley.
The history of city dates back, founded in 1541 the city of Santiago has been capital of Chile since that time. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. The fast flowing Mapocho River shapes by various stand-alone hills and the landscape of the city. Lined by park such as parquet forests.
The city has its own style and is over flowing with natural beauty. You can see the mountain range Andes from the city itself. Its snow covered peaks and cold winds. Many vineyards and orchards surround the city. Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Santiago is a perfect place to visit for some family vacation. It has some of the most beautiful places to offer to its visitors. It has blend of everything from natural beauty to architectural beauty to every thing there is supposed to be.
Some of the places to visit and things to do in Santiago are
Check out the view of the city: – the city is epitome of beauty, a class in it self. So when you go to the city do not forget to check out the most beautiful view you might ever get to experience in your life. Surrounded by Andes range it is a beautiful view. If you really want to see all of Santiago at once, you can’t miss the view from Cerro San Cristobal. Hike or bike to the top and then you see the eagle eye view of the city.
Plaza de Armas: – Santiago’s former city center is a big draw for tourists and residents alike. There are often events being held in the Plaza and it’s surrounded by history. Do not miss CathedralMetropolitan de Santiago and if you want to learn some history play a nice small visit to Museo de Arte Sagrado which is like just next door to church.
Palacio de La Moneda: – The presidential palace of Chile, which was originally built as the Chilean mint, is right in Santiago Centro. They offer free-guided tours of the building if you have scheduled it before hand.
Skiing and Snow Boarding: -if you are going to Santiago do not ever forget to go for skiing and snow boarding because with out that your trip would be incomplete. You can hit the slopes at, Valle Nevado, El Colorado or La Parva, all within an hour and a half from the city.
So next time you decide to take some time off think of Santiago, Chile and have amazing experience