24 Sights in Providencia, Chile (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Providencia, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 24 sights are available in Providencia, Chile.

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1. Museo de Arte Precolombino

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The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is an art museum dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum is located in the city centre of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The museum was founded by the Chilean architect and antiquities collector Sergio Larraín García-Moreno, who had sought premises for the display and preservation of his private collection of pre-Columbian artefacts acquired over the course of nearly fifty years. With the support of Santiago's municipal government at the time, García-Moreno secured the building and established the museum's curatorial institution. The museum first opened in December 1981 and was closed from 2011 to 2013 for renovation.

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2. Plaza Vasca

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Basque Square is a public square located on Mount San Cristobal de Santiago de Chile, which is also part of Santiago Metropolitan Park, which is responsible for managing it. Opened on November 5, 1931, it is a gathering place for outdoor social and cultural activities in the Basque community inhabiting Chili and its descendants. Because of its presence and historical influence in different parts of South American countries, it is one of the most famous gathering places in Spain and France. It is also located on the facade of the Temple of Mother Mary, in the sanctuary of Cerro SanCrist ó bal.

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3. Cerro Blanco

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Cerro Blanco Robert Cutts from Bristol, England, UK / CC BY 2.0

Cerro Blanco is a hill and historical landmark in the city of Santiago, Chile. This geographic feature rises 89 metres (292 ft) above the surrounding terrain and covers a surface area of 28 hectares. It is bordered by Recoleta Avenue on the east, Santos Dumont Avenue on the south and La Unión Street on the north. The latter street separates the hill from the Cementerio General de Santiago. Cerro Blanco is named so because the white habit used by the Domenicans who were owners of the land where the hill stands during the colonial period.

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4. Iglesia Carmen Bajo de San Rafael

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The Iglesia del Monasterio del Carmen Bajo de San Rafael is a Catholic church located on Independencia Avenue, in the district of Independencia of the city of Santiago, Chile. Founded as a monastery in 1770, operated as such until 1958, and since 1985 is the seat for the Vicaría Episcopal Zona Norte of the Archdiocese of Santiago. The church, along with the surviving buildings of the former monastery, was declared as a National Monument of Chile on November 24, 1983, within the category of Historic Monuments.

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5. Caballo

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Fernando Botero Angulo is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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6. Cristo de Mayo

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The King of Pain, commonly known as Christ of May or King of the Earthquake, is a revered wooden cross of Baroque and colonial Chilean sacred art guarded by Augustine monks from St. Augustine's Church. The sculpture was made in 1613 by fray pedro de figueroa o. S. A Carved. She is the first famous writer in Chile. After the 1647 earthquake, the annual parade began and became the oldest tradition in the country. This figure is also related to Catalan rivers and lakes.

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7. Catedral Metropolitana

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Catedral Metropolitana Nellu Mazilu from Mobile, Terra, Sol, Milky Way / CC BY 2.0

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, currently Celestino Aós Braco, and the center of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. Construction of the neoclassical cathedral began in 1753 and ended in 1799. The architect was the Italian Gioacchino Toesca. Further alterations ordered at the end of the 19th century gave it its present appearance. Previous cathedrals in the archdiocese had been destroyed by earthquakes.

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8. Parque Metropolitano de Santiago

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The Santiago Metropolitan Park is an urban park located within the city of Santiago, capital of Chile. Consisting of the San Cristóbal, Chacarillas and Los Gemelos hills, and the areas of Tupahue, Lo Saldés, Pirámide and Bosque Santiago, the park is located between four communes of Santiago – Huechuraba, Providencia, Recoleta and Vitacura – and covers around 722 hectares, making it the largest urban park in Chile and one of the largest in the world.

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9. Cerro Santa Lucía

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Santa Lucía Hill, also known in Mapuche as Huelén Hill, is a small hill in the centre of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east. An adjacent metro station is named after it. The hill has an altitude of 629 m and a height of 69 m over the surrounding area. The hill is the remnant of a volcano 15 million years old.

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10. Cuartel Borgoño

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Burgundy Barracks is a group of buildings located in Burgundy General Street, Independent Commune, Santiago, Chile. Built in the early 20th century as part of the Institute of Health Research, the building is the most important area of the National Information Centre (CNI), which was used as a detention and torture centre between 1977 and 1988. Decree No.347 of December 1, 2016 declared the National Monument of Chile a historical monument.

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11. Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Antonio Carlos Jobim Arquivo Nacional / Public domain

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, arranger and singer. Considered one of the great exponents of Brazilian music, Jobim internationalized bossa nova and, with the help of important American artists, merged it with jazz in the 1960s to create a new sound with popular success. As such he is sometimes known as the "father of bossa nova".

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12. Observatorio Manuel Foster

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The Manuel Foster Observatory, originally known as the D. O. Mills Observatory, is an astronomical observatory constructed on Cerro San Cristóbal near Santiago, Chile in 1903. It is located in the Santiago Metropolitan Park and became a national monument in 2010. The main telescope is a cassegrain reflector with a 0.93 m aperture and an equatorial mount. It is housed inside a rotating dome.

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13. Piscina Escolar

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The University of Chile's school swimming pool, also known as the "Temperate University Swimming Pool," is a swimming pool in the Chilean city of Santiago, built in 1929 under the auspices of Carlos Ib á ñ ez de Campo as part of a development program to improve the physical capacity and quality of life of young people. Designed by Polish-born Chilean architect Luciano kulczewski.

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14. Cerro San Cristóbal

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Cerro San Cristóbal is a hill in northern Santiago, Chile. It rises 850 m AMSL and about 300 m above the rest of Santiago; the peak is the third highest point in the city, after Cerro Manquehue and Cerro Renca. Cerro San Cristóbal was named by the Spanish conquistadors for St Christopher, in recognition of its use as a landmark. Its original indigenous name is Tupahue.

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15. Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda

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Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda is a cultural facility located in Santiago, Chile, under the Citizenry Square, in the southern façade of the Palacio de La Moneda. It is intended to place the Chilean capital in the international cultural circuit, allowing participative and formative access for all citizens to the cultural and audiovisual richness of the nation.

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16. Santuario Inmaculada Concepción

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The Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception on San Cristóbal Hill is one of the principal places of worship for the Catholic Church of Chile, as well as being an icon of Santiago, Chile. It is notable in particular for a large statue of the Immaculate Conception, which is located at the summit of San Cristóbal Hill, some 863 meters above sea level.

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17. Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia

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The Iglesia de la Divina Providencia is a church managed by the Sisters of Providence, in Santiago, Chile. It gives its name to the district of Providencia and also to Avenida Providencia. The church was originally declared as a National Monument in 1975, but this designation was revoked and again designated as a national monument in 1989.

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18. Jardín Japonés de Santiago

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Santiago Gardens, Japan is a traditional Japanese garden located in Providence Commune in Santiago, Chile. It is part of the San Diego Metropolitan Park and climbs Mount San Cristobal through one of them, accessed mainly through the Pedro district of North Valdivia, close to the subway station Pedro de Valdivia.

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19. Iglesia de San Francisco

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The San Francisco Church is a Franciscan church on Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, in the downtown of Santiago de Chile. The church, along with the adjacent convent, is one of the oldest colonial-era buildings in the country. It has been resistant to about 15 earthquakes of magnitude over 7.

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20. Cerro Chacarillas

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Cerro Chacarillas or Tupahue (in Quechua: Centinela) is located in the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile. With an altitude of 796 meters above sea level and a prominence of 280 m, it is the third largest point in the city, being surpassed by the hills Renca (905) and San Cristóbal (845).

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21. Iglesia de San Agustín

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Iglesia de San Agustín — Our Lady of Grace, commonly known as Church of St Augustine or Templo de San Agustín, is owned by the Order of Saint Augustine. It is a Catholic church, located at the southeast corner of Agustinas and Estado streets, in downtown Santiago, Chile.

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22. Catedral Castrense de Chile

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Catedral Castrense de Chile Robert Cutts from Bristol, England, UK / CC BY 2.0

The Military Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Also Military Cathedral of Santiago Is a Catholic temple that functions as the episcopal seat of the military bishopric of Chile. It is located in the commune of Providencia, in Santiago the capital of Chile.

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23. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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The Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, located in Santiago, Chile, is one of the major centers for Chilean art and for broader South American art. Established in 1880, the organization is managed by the "Artistic Union".

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24. Museo Violeta Parra

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The Violeta Parra Museum is a Museum of Art and Cultural Center located in the commune and city of Santiago, Chile. Opened on October 4, 2015, seeks to conserve and promote the work of Chilean artist Violeta Parra.

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