52 Sights in Santiago, Chile (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Santiago, 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 52 sights are available in Santiago, Chile.

Sightseeing Tours in Santiago

1. Fuente Neptuno

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The source of Neptune is a monumental source located on the Santa Lucía hill, in the Chilean commune of Santiago Centro, dedicated to the Roman god of the seas, Neptune. The sculpture can be included in the so -called "industrial sculpture", for series of several copies from the same mold. He was commissioned by the Chilean State to France, specifically to the Val D´osne Foundry that takes as a model the one created in 1856-7 by the Frenchman Gabriel-Vital Dubray (1813-1892), and which became world popular during the international exhibition of London in 1862. Its initial destination was the central flag of the Alameda of the Delicias, being installed in 1859, when it was still the main capital walk and its appearance was far from the current one. It is the main ornamentation of entry into hill from Alameda, as part of the city's beautification works. Years later it was placed in the current location during the first century of independent Chile, differentiating itself in the architectural style of colonial chili. The initial design of the work was commissioned to the French architect Victor Henri Villeneuve, and then ended by the Chilean Benjamín Marambio.

Wikipedia: Fuente de Neptuno (Santiago de Chile) (ES)

2. José Martí

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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 on, 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.

Wikipedia: José Martí (EN), Website

3. Ex Asilo de las Hermanitas de los Pobres de Santiago

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The Asylum of the Little Sisters of the Poor of Santiago is a building located on Carmen Street on the corner of Ventura Lavalle, in the center of the city of Santiago, Chile. Built in 1898, it functioned as a convent and asylum until the 2010 earthquake, which left the building with serious damage and had to be evacuated. It was declared a National Monument of Chile, in the category of Historical Monument, by Decree No. 151, of March 19, 2012. Then, in 2017, it was acquired by the Mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri Vergara, for the Municipality to be transformed into a Town Hall Building and Community Center for the residents of the Matta Sur sector. It is expected to open its doors in 2023.

Wikipedia: Asilo de las Hermanitas de los Pobres de Santiago (ES)

4. Museum of Precolombian Art

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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.

Wikipedia: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (EN), Website

5. Memoria Visual de una Nación

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Visual Memory of a Nation is a mural made by the Chilean painter Mario Toral, of 1200 square meters, thematically divided into two parts: Past and Present, which correspond to the eastern and western sectors of the Universidad de Chile station at the level of the platforms, separated by the mizzenine. The great pictorial piece recreates as a "true visual narrative" the general history of Chile, rescuing its most significant milestones from the point of view of the artist, who develops a work heir to the Latin American mural tradition, founded in Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: Memoria visual de una nación (ES)

6. Diego Portales

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Diego Portales

Diego José Pedro Víctor Portales y Palazuelos was a Chilean statesman and entrepreneur. As a minister of president José Joaquín Prieto's government, he played a pivotal role in shaping the state and politics in the 19th century, delivering with the Constitution of 1833 the framework of the Chilean state for almost a century. Portales' influential political policies included unitarianism, presidentialism and conservatism which led to the consolidation of Chile as a constitutional, authoritarian republic with the franchise restricted to upper class men.

Wikipedia: Diego Portales (EN)

7. Plaza de la Constitución

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The Plaza de la Constitución is a plaza occupying a full square block in the heart of the civic district of Santiago, Chile. It is located in front of the northern facade of the Palacio de la Moneda and is surrounded by other government buildings such as those housing the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Banco Central de Chile and the Intendencia de Santiago. The square is bounded by Moneda Street on the south, Morandé Street on the east, Agustinas Street on the north, and Teatinos Street on the west.

Wikipedia: Plaza de la Constitución (Santiago) (EN)

8. Museo Histórico Militar

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The Historical and Military Museum of Chile or in its acronym MHM, is an establishment located in the commune of Santiago, Chile. Of a permanent nature, it is a non-profit institution, open to the public and at the service of society and its development. The museum is managed by the Chilean Army Garrison. It was created to make the public aware of Chile's military history and its value as historical-cultural heritage, the conformation of the nation and also to publicize the values and traditions of the Army.

Wikipedia: Museo Histórico y Militar de Chile (ES)

9. Paseo Palestina

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The Paseo Palestina is a pedestrian promenade located in the Chilean commune of Estación Central, specifically at the intersection of Avenida General Velásquez and Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, next to the town hall of said municipality. It was inaugurated in 2009, as a donation from the Palestinian National Authority to the Chilean people, especially to the descendants of Palestinian immigrants living in the country, for the purpose of commemorations for the Bicentennial of Chile.

Wikipedia: Paseo Palestina (ES)

10. Museo Numismático

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Museo Numismático

The Numismatic Museum of the Central Bank of Chile is a museum located in Santiago de Chile, dedicated to exhibiting the history of the country's banknotes and coins as well as a collection from different countries. It was inaugurated on May 18, 2012. Previously, during the 1980s, the "Museum of the Monetary History of Chile" existed at the Central Bank, a project that had begun in October 1974 and whose director by 1981 was Ambrosio Andonaegui, but which was not open to the public.

Wikipedia: Museo Numismático del Banco Central de Chile (ES), Website

11. Planetario Chile

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The Chile Planetarium, also known as the Planetarium of the University of Santiago de Chile or Usach Planetarium, is located in the premises of the university in the commune of Estación Central, Santiago de Chile. Since its inauguration in the 1980s, it has become one of Santiago's main tourist attractions. It is one of the 50 most reputable audiovisual centres for astronomical dissemination in the world, and its 20-metre diameter dome places it among the largest planetariums.

Wikipedia: Planetario Chile (ES), Website

12. Casa Central Universidad de Chile

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Casa Central Universidad de Chile Sisib Universidad de Chile / CC BY 2.0

The Casa Central de la Universidad de Chile, also known as Palacio de la Universidad de Chile, is the main building for the Universidad de Chile, and is located at 1058 Alameda Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, in Santiago, Chile. The building dates from 1872, and currently houses the rectorate, rooms used for ceremonial events and the Andrés Bello Archives, so-named to honor the lawyer who founded the university. It was declared a National Monument of Chile in 1974.

Wikipedia: Casa Central de la Universidad de Chile (EN)

13. Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco

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Museo de Arte Colonial de San Francisco

Museo Colonial is a historical, cultural and religious museum located in Santiago, Chile. The museum explores the colonial period of Chile and South America, with a collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and other objects. Many of the pieces are religious, and were created in Peru, the former colonial capital. The museum also features a genealogical tree of the Franciscan Order which is "gigantic" in size and includes 644 miniature portraits.

Wikipedia: Museo Colonial (EN), Website

14. Parque El Llano

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El Llano Park or El Llano Subercaseaux Park is a traditional park in the city of Santiago de Chile, located in the commune of San Miguel, in the El Llano neighborhood. It is home to the Comic Book Park and the José Miguel Carrera Square and in its adjacent streets there are important buildings, such as the City Hall, the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, the House of Culture with the Harald Edelstam library, hypermarkets, universities and schools.

Wikipedia: Parque El Llano (ES)

15. 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.

Wikipedia: Santa Lucía Hill (EN)

16. Plaza Yungay

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Plaza Yungay is a square located in Barrio Yungay, an historical neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, located at the western limits of the commune of Santiago. The plaza is the home of a monument commemorating the end of Chile's War of the Confederation (1836-1839) against the Peruvian and Bolivian confederation, and a church named for the saint that protects Santiago's residents from earthquakes. Today, it is a lively public space.

Wikipedia: Plaza Yungay (EN)

17. Altar de la Patria

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The Altar of the Homeland is a Chilean monument located under the Plaza de la Ciudadanía in Santiago, Chile, between Nataniel Cox and Zenteno streets. The work consists of a crypt located under where the "Eternal Flame of Freedom" was originally located, until its transfer to the Military School in 2004. It contains the remains of Chile's supreme director, Bernardo O'Higgins, and a timeline that tells the story of that country.

Wikipedia: Altar de la Patria (Chile) (ES)

18. Castillo Hidalgo

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The Hidalgo Castle is a building located at the top of Cerro Santa Lucía, in the city of Santiago, Chile. It was built in 1816 by order of the governor of Chile during the reconquest, Casimiro Marcó del Pont, for the defense of the city, with the name of battery Santa Lucía. The design and engineering works of the Fort or Castle were under the direction of the Brigadier of the Real Engineers Manuel Olague Feliú.

Wikipedia: Castillo Hidalgo (ES)

19. Iglesia San Lazaro

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The church of San Lázaro is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to San Lázaro located on Calle Ejército Libertador on the corner of Gorbea, in the center of the city of Santiago, Chile. Inaugurated on August 15, 1930, it is under the administration of the Order of the Mother of God. It was declared a National Monument of Chile, in the category of Historical Monument, by Supreme Decree No. 21, of January 16, 1992.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Lázaro (Santiago de Chile) (ES)

20. Matucana 100

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Matucana 100Osmar Valdebenito from Santiago, Chile / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Centro Cultural Matucana 100 is a cultural center located in the commune of Estación Central in Santiago, Chile, near Quinta Normal Park. Matucana 100 is a not-for-profit corporation that hosts and plans cultural events and educational programs related to the contemporary arts including dance, theatre, music, photography, the visual arts and cinema. The center takes its name from its street address.

Wikipedia: Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (EN)

21. Parque Portales

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Parque Portales is an urban park located in the Yungay neighborhood of the Chilean commune of Santiago Centro. Its name is in homage to the Chilean politician Diego Portales. Rectangular in shape, it is located between Portales Avenue to the north, Agustinas Street to the south and Matucana Avenue to the west. In terms of urban planning, it is part of the Portales-Matucana industrial estate.

Wikipedia: Parque Portales (ES)

22. Capilla de Animas

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The Chapel of Animas is a Roman Catholic church located on Teatinos Street in the center of the city of Santiago, Chile. It was built in 1906, and its origin dates back to the temples built next to roads, so that travelers — in this case passengers arriving from Mapocho Station — could have a place to pray and give offerings for their deceased relatives or the souls in purgatory.

Wikipedia: Capilla de Ánimas (Santiago de Chile) (ES)

23. Conjunto Virginia Opazo

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The Conjunto Virginia Opazo is an architectural ensemble designed by architect Luciano Kulczewski, which is located in the Barrio República, in downtown Santiago, Chile. It consists of 33 two-story terraced houses. The residential subdivision was inaugurated in 1944, and was declared as a National Monument of Chile on November 10, 1992, within the category of Zona Típica.

Wikipedia: Conjunto Virginia Opazo (EN)

24. León Suizo

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The Swiss Lion is a commemorative monument donated by the Swiss community living in Chile on the occasion of the country's centennial celebrations at the beginning of the 20th century. It is located on Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, better known as "La Alameda", between José Miguel Carrera and Almirante Latorre streets, in the district of Santiago Centro.

Wikipedia: León Suizo (ES)

25. Museo Jedimar

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The Jedimar Museum is a private automobile museum located in the Chuchunco sector, in the Chilean commune of Estación Central, in Santiago. Founded in 2010, its name is due to the fact that it mainly houses the personal collection of vehicles of the Chilean-Spanish transport businessman, Jesús Diez Martínez, known in the field by the acronym of his name, "Jedimar".

Wikipedia: Museo Jedimar (ES)

26. Castillo Forestal

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The Castillo Forestal is a heritage building also known as El Castillito, built at the beginning of the 20th century and located in the northwest corner of the Parque Forestal, in front of the National Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Santiago de Chile (Chile). Currently the place houses the café-restaurant Brasserie du Château Forestal, and the Toy Museum.

Wikipedia: Castillo Forestal (ES)

27. Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a museum in Santiago, Chile, which commemorates the victims of human rights violations during the military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. It was inaugurated by then-president Michelle Bachelet on January 11, 2010, as part of government's commemoration of the bicentennial of Chile.

Wikipedia: Museum of Memory and Human Rights (EN)

28. Teatro Caupolicán

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Teatro Caupolicán is a theatre and music venue located on the San Diego street in Santiago, Chile. It was opened in 1936. During its long history has hosted sporting, political, and cultural events. Currently is an important concert venue for popular Chilean and international artists, with a seating capacity of 4,500 and a total capacity of 5,400.

Wikipedia: Teatro Caupolicán (EN), Link

29. Salvador Allende Gossens

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Salvador Allende GossensRobert Cutts from Bristol, England, UK / CC BY 2.0

The Salvador Allende Monument is a bronze sculpture located in the Plaza de la Constitución of the La Moneda Palace, in Santiago de Chile, inaugurated in 2000 as a tribute to President Salvador Allende on his birthday. The 3-meter sculpture was sculpted by artist Arturo Hevia. Its inauguration took place in the presence of President Ricardo Lagos.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Salvador Allende (Santiago de Chile) (ES)

30. Edificio de la ex Caja de Crédito Hipotecario

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The edificio de la ex Caja de Crédito Hipotecario is a building located at 1234 Huérfanos Street, in downtown Santiago, Chile. Designed by architect Ricardo Larraín Bravo, it was built between 1915 and 1920 for the Caja de Crédito Hipotecario, and as of 2016, it serves as the seat of the Tribunal Constitucional.

Wikipedia: Edificio de la ex Caja de Crédito Hipotecario (EN)

31. Parque Intercomunal Victor Jara

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The Víctor Jara Intercommunal Flood Park is an urban floodable park located parallel to the Zanjón de la Aguada, in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago. It crosses the communes of Macul, San Joaquín, San Miguel, Pedro Aguirre Cerda and Santiago Centro, between Avenida Vicuña Mackenna and the Equestrian Club.

Wikipedia: Parque Intercomunal Víctor Jara (ES)

32. Edificio Ariztía

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Edificio Ariztía is a building located at 52 Nueva York Street in downtown Santiago, Chile, on a wedge-shaped city block. It was completed in 1921 and is considered the first "skyscraper" in Santiago. The building, constructed in reinforced concrete, was the first office building in Santiago with an elevator.

Wikipedia: Edificio Ariztía (EN)

33. Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana

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The Iglesia de Santa Ana is a Catholic church in downtown Santiago de Chile. It is located at the northwest corner of Catedral and San Martín streets. The church was declared as a National Monument of Chile in 1970, within the category of Historic Monuments. Santa Ana metro station is named after the church.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Ana (Santiago de Chile) (EN)

34. Basilica de los Sacramentinos

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The Basílica de los Sacramentinos is a church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. It administered by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and its design was inspired by the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur in Paris. The main cupola of the church has a structural height of 69 m (226 ft).

Wikipedia: Basílica de los Sacramentinos (EN)

35. Casonas de Avenida República

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The Casonas de Avenida República are a group of mansions built during the second half of the nineteenth century in the Barrio República, part of the old town of Santiago, in the sector bounded to the north by the Alameda, Ejército to the east, Blanco Encalada to the south and Avenida España to the west.

Wikipedia: Casonas de Avenida República (ES)

36. 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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Francisco, Santiago de Chile (EN)

37. Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

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Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) is a contemporary art museum located in Santiago, Chile. It is administered by the Art and Solidarity Foundation, made up of representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage and the Salvador Allende Foundation.

Wikipedia: Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (ES)

38. Casa de los Diez

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The house of Los Diez is a large house located in the center of Santiago de Chile, built at the end of the colonial era and chosen in 1923 as the headquarters of the so-called Group of Ten. Located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Tarapacá, it was declared a national monument in September 1997.

Wikipedia: Casa de Los Diez (ES)

39. Londres 38

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Londres 38 is a building that was used by the National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) as a detention and torture center for opponents of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship. The facility is located in downtown Santiago, Chile, and was known in DINA's jargon by the code name Yucatán.

Wikipedia: Londres 38 (EN)

40. Puerta Morandé 80

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Puerta Morandé 80 Usuario:Carlos yo / CC BY-SA 2.5

Morandé 80 is the street address for a door located on the east side of Palacio de La Moneda, the Chilean presidential palace. The door was built in 1906 so that the President of Chile could enter the palace as a common citizen without receiving formal honours from palace guards.

Wikipedia: Morandé 80 (EN)

41. Plaza Ercilla

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Plaza Ercilla is an urban park located in the Chilean commune of Santiago, in the Metropolitan Region. Its name is due to the Spanish writer and soldier, Alonso de Ercilla, author of the epic poem La Araucana, which narrates episodes from the beginning of the Conquest of Chile.

Wikipedia: Plaza Ercilla (ES)

42. Church of Saint Augustine

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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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia San Agustín, Chile (EN), Website

43. Sitio Histórico Ex Escuela Normal Superior José Abelardo Núñez (JAN)

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Sitio Histórico Ex Escuela Normal Superior José Abelardo Núñez (JAN)

The Escuela Normal Superior José Abelardo Núñez (JAN), founded as the School of Preceptors of Santiago in 1842, renamed the Escuela Normal José Abelardo Núñez, was the first institution to train teachers qualified to work in primary teaching in Chile and Latin America.

Wikipedia: Escuela Normal Superior José Abelardo Núñez (ES)

44. Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional

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The National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, initially named the Church of National Gratitude to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a neo-Gothic temple in Santiago de Chile that is located in the same place where, during colonial times, the hermitage of San Miguel stood.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional (ES)

45. Casona Cienfuegos 41

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The Casona Cienfuegos 41 was built in 1926, designed by Ismael Edwards Matte and Federico Bieregel, being Ismael Edwards Matte the first owner of this Casona. It comprises 1700 m² built on a plot of 935 square meters, designed in the neo-Gothic and medieval style.

Wikipedia: Casona Cienfuegos 41 (ES)

46. Iglesia San Ignacio

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The iglesia San Ignacio, also known as iglesia del Colegio de San Ignacio, is a Roman Catholic church founded by the Society of Jesus in Santiago, Chile. It is next to the Colegio San Ignacio, and was declared as a National Historic Monument in 2002.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Ignacio (Santiago de Chile) (EN)

47. Basílica del Corazón de María

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The Basilica of the Heart of Mary is a Catholic Church in the city of Santiago, Chile. Built by the Claretians, it was inaugurated on 7 December 1879, being designated as a basilica in 1929 and as a National Monument of Chile on 14 January 1987.

Wikipedia: Basílica del Corazón de María (Santiago de Chile) (EN), Website

48. Mercado Central

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The Mercado Central de Santiago is the central market of Santiago de Chile. It was opened in 1872 and Fermín Vivaceta was in charge of its construction. The market replaced the Plaza del Abasto, which was destroyed by a fire in 1864.

Wikipedia: Mercado Central de Santiago (EN)

49. Jardín Chileno Carlos Muñoz Pizarro

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Carlos Muñoz Pizarro was a Chilean botanist born in the city of Coquimbo and deceased on May 12, 1976 in New York City. He was well known for his studies of the Chilean flora, its conservation and as university professor.

Wikipedia: Carlos Muñoz Pizarro (EN)

50. Teatro Huemul

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The Huemul Theater is an old theater located at 1367 Bio Street, in the Huemul neighborhood, in the city of Santiago de Chile. It was declared a National Monument in the category of Historical Monument in March 2016.

Wikipedia: Teatro Huemul (ES)

51. Bandera Bicentenario

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The Bicentennial Flag is a monumental Chilean flag located in the central tray of the Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, in the Plaza de la Ciudadanía, located in the city of Santiago, capital of Chile.

Wikipedia: Bandera Bicentenario (ES)

52. O'Higgins Park

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O'Higgins Park, covering approximately 75 hectares, is Santiago, Chile's second largest public park after Metropolitan Park. It is situated in the center of the capital city, within the Santiago Commune.

Wikipedia: O'Higgins Park (EN)


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