In late March/early April, I'm going on a trip to Santiago, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. I'm not sure of the exact dates, but I know that I think I will be in Santiago Sunday night - Wednesday afternoon.
I want to make the most of my time. I will be in meetings most of the day, so I would like recommendations on things to do/see in the evening. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have any time to get out to the wine country.
Here are some things about me/things I am interested in doing:
- I would like to see some galleries that feature up and coming artists.
- I enjoy theatre.
- I enjoy dancing / clubs / nightlife.
On the off chance that I do get a half day off, what should I try to see/experience?
I am also fluent in Spanish, so I'm not really concerned about a language barrier.
Thanks for your help!
For great views of the city I would suggest a trip up Cerro Santa Lucia, and if you have time Cerro San Cristóbal.
Central Market-Mapocho Station is worth walking around and grabbing a meal in.
And if you get that half day off, wine country is not as far away as you think. http://www.conchaytoro.com/visit/f_tours.html Concha y Toro runs tours during the week, and the site is accessible by public transit from Santiago.
Bellavista n Brasil are cool Barrios where u can spend loads of time chillin out, people watchin, drinkin, dancin etc... both areas are really bohemian n have loads of bars, cafes, restaurants...
Bellavista - Baquedano metro station
Brasil - Los Heroes metro station
In Providencia - check out other bars, restaurants in and around Manuel Montt (metro of same name)
Sunday to Wednesday is not the liveliest but there is always something goin on in Santiago. A good source of info. is Cine Arte on Alameda (also known as Av. de 11 Septiembre - a couple of blocks away f rom Plaza Italia) -u can pick up leaflets, flyers etc.. from the (internet) cafe.