There’s no denying Chile’s ultra cool capital Santiago is on its way up. The colourful city has already become a huge travel destination for Aussies, and it’s not hard to see why – laneways and neighbourhoods feel strikingly similar to Oz, and it’s all too easy to settle in at a coffee shop or vegan bakery and feel like you’re right back home. We’re banking on Santiago becoming a new fave soon enough.
If you’ve been thinking about Santiago but haven’t yet decided to take the plunge, hopefully this will give you that final push. Our guide to Santiago shows all the hidden delights and perfect sights of this well-groomed city, and it’s bound to give you itchy feet for a new adventure.[media_embed]https://youtu.be/0Gy2QRMhfy0[/media_embed]
Cerro San Cristobal, Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago
Sky Costanera, Avenida Andres Bello 2425, Shopping Costanera, Santiago
Santa Lucia, Avenue O’Higgins, Santiago
Best day trip
Valparaíso – take the bus towards the coast for a colourful and cultural day trip.
Eat like a local
Neighbourhood: Barrio Italia
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