50 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 50 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. 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)

3. 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

4. Memoria Visual de una Nación

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Visual memory of a nation is a mural made by Chilean painter Mario Toral, 1200 square meters, thematically divided into two parts: Passado and Presente, corresponding to the eastern and western sectors of the University of Chile station on the platforms, separated by the mesanine. The great pictorial piece recreates as a “true visual narration” Chile’s general history, rescuing its most significant milestones from the artist’s eyes, who develops an heir to Latin American muralistic tradition, founded in Mexico from the beginning of the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: Memoria visual de una nación (ES)

5. 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)

6. 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 citizens 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)

7. Museo Numismático

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Museo Numismático

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

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

8. Paseo Palestina

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The Palestine Paseo is a pedestrian walk located in the Chilean commune of Central Station, specifically at the intersection of General Velásquez Avenue with Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue, next to the Consistorial House of said municipality. It was inaugurated in 2009, as a donation of the National Palestinian authority to the Chilean people, especially the descendants of Palestinian immigrants residing in the country, in order to commemorate the Bicentennial of Chile.

Wikipedia: Paseo Palestina (ES)

9. 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)

10. Planetario Chile

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The Chilean Planetario, also known as Planetario de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile or Planetario Usach, is located in the units of the university in the commune of Central Station, Santiago, Chile. Since its inauguration in the 1980s, it has become one of the main tourist scenarios in Santiago. It is one of the 50 most reputed audiovisual broadcasting centers in the world, and its 20 meters diameter dome ranges it among the largest planetaries.

Wikipedia: Planetario Chile (ES), Website

11. 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

12. Bandera Bicentenario

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| Piedetabla = style The Bicentennial flag is a monumental Chilean pavilion located in the central flag of the Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, in the Plaza de la Ciudadía, located in the city of Santiago, capital of Chile. It was inaugurated on September 17, 2010 in commemoration of the 200 years of the beginning of the independence of Chile and raised for the first time by a group of children from the different regions of the country.

Wikipedia: Bandera Bicentenario (ES)

13. 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)

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 Park and 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. 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)

16. 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)

17. 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)

18. 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)

19. Capilla de Animas

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The chapel of Ánimas is a Catholic temple located on Teatinos Street in the city centre 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 of passengers arriving from the Mapocho Station — could have a place to pray and deliver offerings for their deceased relatives or the spirits of purgatory.

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

20. 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)

21. León Suizo

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The Swiss Lion is a memorial donated by the Swiss community resident in Chile on the occasion of the celebrations of the country’s Centenary in the early 20th century. It is located on the Avenida Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins, better known as "La Alameda", between the streets José Miguel Carrera and Admiral Latorre, in the commune of Santiago Centro.

Wikipedia: León Suizo (ES)

22. Salvador Allende Gossens

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

The monument to Salvador Allende is a bronze sculpture located in the Plaza de la Constitución del Palacio de La Moneda, in Santiago de Chile inaugurated in 2000 as a tribute to President Salvador Allende in his birth. The 3 -meter sculpture was sculpted by the artist Arturo Hevia. Its inauguration was carried out with the presence of President Ricardo Lagos.

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

23. Bernardo O'Higgins

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The monument to Bernardo O'Higgins is a sculptural bronze work on a marble base, which represents the moment when Bernardo O'Higgins crosses with his horse on an enemy defeated from the realistic troops in the battle of Rancagua in 1814. Find in La Alameda in front of the Palacio de La Moneda, in the Plaza de la Ciudadía de la Ciudad de Santiago, Chile.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Bernardo O'Higgins (Santiago de Chile) (ES)

24. Castillo Forestal

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The forest castle is a heritage building also known as El Castillito, built at the beginning of the 20th century and located in the Norponiente corner of the Forest Park, in front of the National Museum of Fine Arts in the city of Santiago de Chile (Chile). Currently the place houses Café-Restroido Brasserie du Castillo Forestal, and the Toy Museum.

Wikipedia: Castillo Forestal (ES)

25. 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)

26. Parque Portales

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Parque Portales is a urban park located in the Yungay neighborhood of the Chilean commune of Santiago Centro. His odonym is in tribute to Chilean politician Diego Portales. It is located between Portales Avenue in the North, Agustinas Street in the South and Matucana Avenue to the West. In terms of urbanism, it is part of the Portales-Matucana site.

Wikipedia: Parque Portales (ES)

27. Museo Jedimar

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

Wikipedia: Museo Jedimar (ES)

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. 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)

30. 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)

31. Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana

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Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana

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)

32. 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)

33. 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)

34. Casonas de Avenida República

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The Casonas de Avenida República are a set 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)

35. Parque Intercomunal Victor Jara

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The Intercommunal Park Victor Jara is a floodable urban park located in 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 Vicuña Mackenna Avenue and the Hypical Club.

Wikipedia: Parque Intercomunal Víctor Jara (ES)

36. Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

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Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum (MSSA) is a Museum of Contemporary Art located in Santiago, Chile. It is administered by the Art and Solidarity Foundation, composed of representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage and the Salvador Allende Foundation.

Wikipedia: Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (ES)

37. Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional

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The National Sanctuary of Mary Help of Christians, initially appointed Church of National Gratitude to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a Neogotic style temple in Santiago de Chile that is located in the same place where, during the time of the colony, the hermitage was built of San Miguel.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Gratitud Nacional (ES)

38. Plaza Ercilla

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Ercilla Plaza is an urban park located in the Chilean commune of Santiago, in the Metropolitan Region. His name is due in tribute to the Spanish writer and military, Alonso de Ercilla, author of the epic poem La Araucana, which tells episodes of the beginning of the conquest of Chile.

Wikipedia: Plaza Ercilla (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. Metropolitan Cathedral

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Metropolitan CathedralNellu Mazilu from Mobile, Terra, Sol, Milky Way / CC BY 2.0

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral is the seat of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile and the main temple of the Catholic Church in that country. As a Cathedral Church, it is the permanent seat of the Archbishop of Santiago and is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Wikipedia: Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral (EN)

41. 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

42. Casa de los Diez

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The Ten House is a house located in the center of Santiago, Chile, built at the end of the colony time and chosen in 1923 as the headquarters of the so -called group of the ten. Located in Santa Rosa corner Tarapacá, it was declared a National Monument in September 1997.

Wikipedia: Casa de Los Diez (ES)

43. Casona Cienfuegos 41

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

Wikipedia: Casona Cienfuegos 41 (ES)

44. 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 José Abelardo Núñez Superior School (Jan) -founded as Santiago preceptors School in 1842, renowned Normal School José Abelardo Núñez -was the first teacher training institution enabled to perform in primary teaching in Chile and Latin America.

Wikipedia: Escuela Normal Superior José Abelardo Núñez (ES)

45. 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)

46. 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

47. 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)

48. 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)

49. 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)

50. 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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