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Santiago & The Central

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The variety and diversity offered by Santiago can be felt in its various neighborhoods. Exploring them is the best way of

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Santiago is one of the leaders in the region’s quality-of-life rankings. The New York Times named it a premier travel destination, thanks to its growing cultural life, new infrastructure dedicated to the arts, and first-class hotel options.

of Lastarria, Italia, and the bohemian Bellavista, there is an array of restaurants, design shops, bars and cafés, creating a truly vibrant experience. Just a few kilometers from Santiago, you’ll find ski centers, vineyards, and the cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, which make up the most important coastal urban network in Chile’s central zone.

The capital was the birthplace of the country’s first vineyards,

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getting to know the city and its streets. In the neighborhoods

and visits to wineries make for fun, quick and easy excursions. The wine routes in the Maipo, Casablanca and Colchagua valleys offer daily visiting schedules, tastings, wine shops and excellent restaurants. In the winter, the ski centers – including Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, El Colorado and Farellones – fill with powder

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and attract visitors who come to Chile to ski its famed runs.

According to a worldwide study held by Newsweek, Chile is the best place to live in Latin America.

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Activities in Santiago and the Central Zone

SKI wine routes heritage

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The majesty of the

Andes

You can find the largest concentration of ski centers in the country within an hour of Santiago, all without having to venture too far from city life. Tucked away amid the Andes Mountain Range, the Metropolitan Area’s four complexes offer options for those who want to enjoy a day of skiing, as well as those seeking longer stays during the season.


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Get a taste of

chile

A city that is part of

history

Chile features a number of wine-producing valleys, with different

Valparaíso is Chile’s principal port, with each of its steep streets

morphological and climatic conditions. The Casablanca, Maipo,

offering a terrific view of the Pacific Ocean. The architecture of

Cachapoal, Colchagua, Curicó and Maule wine routes are geared

its buildings and homes, perched on a series of hills, has made it a

towards tourists, with excursions that allow you to soak up the

UNESCO World Heritage Site.

history of the vineyards and the art of the wine-making process, in addition to enjoying tastings.

A number of these old buildings have been refurbished as boutique hotels, which along with the variety of restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, have further strengthened the city’s cultural and touristic appeal.

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Chile is one of the world’s most important wine exporters, renowned for the quality of its premium wines and revered by specialty wine publications. The 10 tourist routes highlight the history of Chilean wine, offer a glimpse at the process that goes into making each bottle, and feature tastings that are perfectly complemented by the local cuisine. Every area of Chile has its own culinary identity, influenced by the customs of the native people. 4

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1. Santa Cruz vineyard, Valle de Colchagua (Colchagua Valley)  2. Chilean cuisine 3. Mercado Central (Central Market), Santiago  4. Valle de Colchagua (Colchagua Valley), Santa Cruz


p i c t ogr a m s

FESTI VALS

c u lt u r e & h e r i ta g e

AR C H a E O LO GY

C RA F TS

H IST O RI C SITE

C H UR C H

ET H N O -T O URISM

W O RLD H ERITAGE SITE

F O LKLO RE

MUSEUM / C ULTURAL C ENTER

SPOR T S & ADVE N T URE

M O T O R CYC LING

c av i n g

SUR F ING

DI V ING

KAYAKING

H O RSE B A C K RIDING

M O UNTAIN C LIM B ING

B IKING

F IS H ING

C AN O PY RIDES

TREKKING

WATER SP O RTS

M O UNTAIN B IKING

RA F TING

SAND B O ARDING

AERIAL SP O RTS

golf

LO O KO UT / P H O T O SITE

C RUISE S H IP TERMINAL

SALT F LAT

GE Y SER

V o lc a n o e s

food & Wine

V INE YARDS

MARKET / FAIR

GLA C IER

B IRD WAT C H ING

NATI O NAL PARK

NATURAL M O NUMENT

casino

month

Olmué

January

Tapati Rapa Nui

Easter Island

January – February

Traditional Chiloé Festival

Chiloé

February

Viña del Mar Festival

Viña del Mar

February

Wine Harvest Festival

Elqui Valley

February

Wine Harvest Festival

Santa Cruz

March

Wine Harvest Festival

Curicó

March

Wine Harvest Festival

Talca

March

Wine Harvest Festival

Santiago

April

Rancagua Champion

Rancagua

April

We Txipantu (Mapuche New Year)

Temuco

June

San Pedro and San Pablo

Atacama

June

La Tirana Festival

La Tirana

July

Independence Day

Chile

September

Virgin of Andacollo

Andacollo

December

Cultural Carnivals

Valparaíso

January

New Year’s

Chile

B EA C H

December

Santiago a Mil Festival

Santiago

January

Esquila (Shearing) Festival

Patagonia

January

B O TANI C AL PARK

Leisure & Lifestyle

TRADITI O NAL C UISINE

F LO RA AND FAUNA / NATURE RESER V E

location

Huaso Festival

SKIING

N AT URAL I N SPIRAT IO N

ASTR O N O M Y

festival

S H O PPING C ENTER

NIG H TLI F E

h e a lt h & w e l l n e s s

H O T SPRING

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