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two days in Santiago de Chile (stopover) must must do's

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1. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 6y

Hi guys,

Any things you will think is must in Santiago? Very limited time as you can see and will only sctratch the surface, so would like to do only a few things, but something memorable. Will head to Peru afterwards.
Accommodation tips too, please?! Not the top top end but something ok for over 30 year olds ;)


2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

Top of Cerro San Cristobal. Good hike, great view. Great neighbourhood to start and end in. Bella Vista.

Have a drink at the really cool Bar Berri, which is close to the centre.

The museums are all free on Sunday.

Not much else. I found Santiago, after a year living there, to be boring as shit.

3. Posted by dsguasc (Budding Member 27 posts) 6y

boyfriend and I only have a few days in Santiago as well, these options sound brilliant... we're looking at snowboarding there too... any suggestions?

4. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 6y


    The Pablo Neruda house is pretty cool, I enjoyed it.
    The National History Museum (Museo Histórico Nacional) Santiago, Chile is a nice survey of the country. The museum timeline eerily ends in 1973 with a small case with the famous glasses of president Allende. A docent told me the country isn't ready to talk about what happened after the government was overthrown. Wow.

I really liked Casa Roja (sorry, don't recall address). Huge, sprawling house with a big kitchen, lots of places to lounge and a nice courtyard. Very backpacker friendly and great place to get advice for your next destination.

5. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 6y

Thanks any more ideas....accommodation too

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

I would say, for two days....Your best bet is Hotel Londres on Calle Londres...Right in the centre and pretty cheap.

Oh, that is the other thing...Santiago is not a cheap place. You should not be surprised to find a four dollar beer.

7. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 6y

The metro is easy to use and a bus from the airport connects with it. I had a good run out of town on it to a large shopping mall. The history museum is tiny but OK. Two art galleries, one opposite the train museum.