Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Santiago, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 5.4 km
Ascend 136 m
Descend 90 m

Explore Santiago in Chile with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Santiago

Sight 1: 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)

535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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)

83 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 9: Antigua Iglesia de Las Agustinas

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The Iglesia de las Agustinas is a Catholic church, located in downtown Santiago, Chile. The church was declared as a National Monument in 1977.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de las Agustinas (Santiago de Chile) (EN)

391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: 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

249 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Museo de Arte Sagrado

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The Museo de Arte Sagrado is a religious art museum located in Santiago, Chile. The museum is located behind the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, and features a courtyard and colonial architecture. The museum features a collection of Jesuit silverware and religious paintings, sculpture, and furniture.

Wikipedia: Museo de Arte Sagrado (EN), Website

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: Museo de Bomberos de Santiago (MUBO)

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The Santiago Firefighters Museum (MuBo) is a cultural institution located in the district of Santiago Centro, in Santiago de Chile.

Wikipedia: Museo de Bomberos de Santiago (ES), Website

444 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

1135 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 14: Teatro Municipal de Santiago

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The Teatro Municipal, National Opera of Chile is the most important stage theatre and opera house in Santiago, Chile.

Wikipedia: Municipal Theatre of Santiago (EN)

486 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: 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)


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