The capital of Chile is full of life, with panoramas for all types of travelers. It has historic neighborhoods, museums, galleries, event centers, stadiums and places to go shopping of all types, from entertaining neighborhoods to the most exclusive mall in South America.

Today we will talk about the main attractions of downtown Santiago.

centro-civico-santiago-chile-Barrio Lastarria and Barrio Bellas Artes:

One of the best places to visit in Santiago. It is about two neighboring neighborhoods that captivate with its bohemia, green areas and small streets full of old mansions, most restored and reused as cafes, restaurants, design shops, bookstores and galleries. To each cuelta you will find something new and exciting to know.

If you are looking for green areas, visit the Forest Park, projected at the beginning of the 20th century with centuries-old trees that mix with beautiful buildings and water fountains. Nearby you will find Cerro Santa Lucía with its terraces and viewpoints, and important cultural centers such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center.

barrio-lastarria-bellas-artes– Civic Center:

This is where Santiago started! The civic center encompasses the surroundings of the Palacio de la Moneda, the west side of Cerro Santa Lucía and the Plaza de Armas. In this area you will find churches, patrimonial structures of the XVIII and XIX centuries, and you will notice that there is great activity of the citizens, being here the main business centers and government buildings of the country. Access to all these sectors is ideal by metro, and you will see that it is surrounded by accesses and bus stations.

The Plaza de Armas is the true heart of the civic center, it is a meeting point for people from Santiago, immigrants, painters, comedians and street musicians. Nearby you can visit the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, with an invaluable collection of prehispanic pieces.

Soon we will publish more interesting notes so that you know Santiago and encourage you to travel to our incredible country. We hope to welcome you in our fantastic furnished apartments in http://www.smartapartchile.cl/es/departamentos/