10 Sights in Providencia, Chile (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Providencia, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 10 sights are available in Providencia, Chile.List of cities in ChileSightseeing Tours in Providencia
1. Casa Museo La Chascona
La Chascona is a house in the Barrio Bellavista of Santiago, Chile, which was owned by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. La Chascona reflects Neruda's quirky style, in particular his love of the sea, and is now a popular destination for tourists. Neruda began work on the house in 1953 for his then secret lover, Matilde Urrutia, whose curly red hair inspired the house’s name; chascona is a Chilean Spanish word of Quechua origin referring to a wild mane of hair. In the house, there is a 1955 painting "Matilde" by Diego Rivera. It was given to Urrutia by Neruda. It depicted a two-faced Urrutia, one face depicting the Urrutia as the singer the public knew, and the other depicting the lover Neruda knew. The painting also has a hidden image; the profile view of Neruda's face hidden in her hair, showing their continuous secret relationship. Urrutia would become the poet’s third wife and she took on the task of restoring the house following the poet’s death in 1973, when La Chascona suffered damage during the military coup.
2. José Martí
José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban nationalist, poet, philosopher, essayist, journalist, translator, professor, and publisher, who is considered a Cuban national hero because of his role in the liberation of his country from Spain. He was also an important figure in Latin American literature. He was very politically active and is considered an important philosopher and political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol of Cuba's bid for independence from the Spanish Empire in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence". From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.
3. Plaza Vasca
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.
4. Observatorio Manuel Foster
The Observatorio Manuel Foster, or Manuel Foster Observatory, is an astronomical observatory constructed on Cerro San Cristóbal near Santiago, Chile in 1903. This site was originally known as the D. O. Mills Observatory after the philanthropist Darius Ogden Mills. It was built as an offshoot of the Lick Observatory to observe stars in the southern hemisphere, and, under the direction of the American astronomer W. W. Campbell, was used in an extensive project to determine the apex of the Sun's motion through space.
5. Cerro San Cristóbal
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.
6. Santuario Inmaculada Concepción
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.
7. Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia
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.
8. Parque Bustamante
Bustamante Park is an urban park in Providencia, Santiago de Chile. It is built on the former site of Pirque railroad station and adjacent classification yard. The park is bounded by Providencia Avenue on the north, just south of Plaza Baquedano, and Marín Street on the south.
9. Plaza Patricio Aylwin
Patricio Aylwin Azócar was a Chilean politician from the Christian Democratic Party, lawyer, author, professor and former senator. He was the first president of Chile after dictator Augusto Pinochet, and his election marked the Chilean transition to democracy in 1990.
10. Catedral Castrense de Chile
The Military Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a Catholic church 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.
Wikipedia: Military Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Santiago (EN)
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