Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Santiago, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 8.2 km
Ascend 217 m
Descend 165 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: 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)

506 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

279 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

307 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: 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

52 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

538 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

644 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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

483 meters / 6 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

448 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

823 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

395 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho

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Estación Mapocho is a former railway station that, since 1994, has been refitted as a cultural centre that hosts many kinds of events.

Wikipedia: Estación Mapocho (EN)

561 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

304 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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The Santo Domingo Church is a Dominican church in the historical downtown of Santiago de Chile. It is located at the corner of Santo Domingo Street and 21 de Mayo Street.

Wikipedia: Santo Domingo Church, Santiago de Chile (EN)

826 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

403 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Arnaldo Tapia Caballero

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Arnaldo Tapia Caballero Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile. / CC BY 2.0 cl

Arnaldo Tapia Caballero was a Chilean pianist, professor and diplomat.

Wikipedia: Arnaldo Tapia Caballero (ES)

237 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: Iglesia de La Veracruz

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The Iglesia de la Vera Cruz or de la Veracruz is a Catholic church located in Barrio Lastarria in the center of Santiago, Chile.

Wikipedia: Church of the Vera Cruz (Santiago) (EN)

895 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: 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)

174 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: 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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