Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Santiago, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 11.4 km
Ascend 103 m
Descend 128 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: 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

271 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: 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

635 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Recabarren

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Luis Emilio Recabarren Serrano was a Chilean political figure. He was elected several times as deputy, and was the driving force behind the worker's movement in Chile.

Wikipedia: Luis Emilio Recabarren (EN)

1163 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

77 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 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)

883 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

405 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

475 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

529 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

1202 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 12: Edificio Corporativo Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado

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The Correos de Chile classification center is a building located on Exposición Street, in the commune of Estación Central, city of Santiago, Chile.

Wikipedia: Central clasificadora de Correos de Chile (ES), Website

1638 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 13: 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

634 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

643 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

363 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: 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, while his advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement pioneered modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Wikipedia: Alexander von Humboldt (EN)

330 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

868 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 18: Railway Museum

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The Santiago Railway Museum is located in the Quinta Normal park in Chile's capital. It is managed by the Private Corporation for the Dissemination of Science and Technology. It has one of the main railway collections of steam locomotives in South America.

Wikipedia: Museo Ferroviario de Santiago (ES), Website

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Museo Artequin

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The Artequin Museum is a Chilean interactive museum, inaugurated in 1992 and installed in the Paris Pavilion, located in the commune of Estación Central in the city of Santiago.

Wikipedia: Museo Artequin (ES), Website

558 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 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)


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