15 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 15 sights are available in Santiago, Chile.

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1. 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 and was closed from 2011 to 2013 for renovation.

Wikipedia: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (EN)

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 corner Ventura Lavalle, in the center of the city of Santiago, Chile. Built in 1898, it functioned as a convent and as an asylum until the earthquake of 2010, which left the building with serious damage, and had to be evicted. 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 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. Alexander Von Humboldt

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Alexander Von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Wikipedia: Alexander von Humboldt (EN)

4. Museo Histórico Militar

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The Museum of History and Military Affairs of Chile, or its acronym mhm, is an institution located in the commune of Santiago de Chile. It is a non-profit organization, which is open to the public and serves the society and its development. The museum is managed by the Chilean army garrison. It was established to inform citizens of Chile's military history and its value as a historical and cultural heritage, the formation of the state and the values and traditions of the military.

Wikipedia: Museo Histórico y Militar de Chile (ES)

5. Teatro Cariola

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The Teatro Cariola is a theater located in the commune of Santiago, Santiago Province, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile. Built between 1949 and 1954 and inaugurated in the latter, it is considered the most important theater in Santiago after the Municipal. It was declared a national monument, under the category of Historical Monument, by Decree No. 548, of the Ministry of Education, on December 17, 2012 and published in the Official Gazette on January 24, 2013.

Wikipedia: Teatro Cariola (ES)

6. 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 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.

Wikipedia: Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral (EN)

7. 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

8. Parque Quinta Normal

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Quinta Normal Park is an urban park in the city of Santiago, Chile. The park is in a commune, or district of the same name, Quinta Normal. The park is bounded by Matucana Avenue to the east, Portales Avenue to the south and Santo Domingo Street to the north. It is home to several museums, including the Chilean National Museum of Natural History. Near the park is the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The park is also near a public library.

Wikipedia: Quinta Normal Park (EN)

9. Bandera Bicentenario

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The Bicentennial Flag is a monumental Chilean pavilion located in the central bandejón of the Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, in the Plaza de la Ciudadanía, located in the city of Santiago, capital of Chile. It was inaugurated on September 17, 2010 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Chile's independence and hoisted for the first time by a group of children from different regions of the country.

Wikipedia: Bandera Bicentenario (ES)

10. 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.

Wikipedia: Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda (EN)

11. 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

12. 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)

13. 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)

14. 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)

15. Palacio Cousiño

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The Palacio Cousiño is a palace that was designed and built for Isidora Goyenechea, widow of Luis Cousiño, who in turn was son of Matías Cousiño. It is located at 438 Dieciocho Street in Santiago, Chile.

Wikipedia: Palacio Cousiño (EN)


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