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Santa Magdalena Apartments

Santiago de Chile is a large modern and cosmopolitan city considered as one of the main commercial and business centers of Latin America. But Santiago is also a city full of history, which hides more than 170 heritage sites and a many leisure activities with which to fully immerse yourself in the local culture.

Very close to Santa Magdalena Apartments, you will find the main skyscrapers and the most prestigious business centers, which share space with luxury shops, restaurants and pubs for all tastes.

The Costanera Center shopping mall is one of the emblems of Bosque Norte. This imposing commercial center is located in Gran Torre Santiago, which is the highest in all of Latin America (300 meters), and includes more than 300 stores, 14 movie theaters and a multitude of international restaurant chains, such as Hard Rock Café. On the top floor of the tower there is also the viewpoint with the best panoramic of the city.

Historic center of Santiago

The historic center of Santiago is composed of a network of grid-shaped streets, with the Plaza de Armas as its center. In its surroundings there are some of the essential monuments of Santiago de Chile, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the National Historical Museum and the Illustrious Municipality of Santiago.

Nearby is the imposing Palacio de la Moneda, seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, and one of the most visited points in the country.

Gastronomy lovers can not miss the Central Market, with its 240 food stalls of all types and traditional Creole recipes such as anticuchos or calapurca.

Hills and parks

Santiago has numerous hills and urban parks, among which Santa Lucía and San Cristóbal stand out.

Declared a National Monument in 1983, the hill of Santa Lucía houses numerous gardens, the Castillo Hidalgo and a large number of viewpoints that offer a beautiful view of Santiago.

On the other hand, the hill of San Cristóbal stands out for its altitude of 800 meters above sea level and its panoramic views of the city and the Andes mountain range. It is possible to get there by cable car and its facilities include a zoo and two swimming pools. In addition, on this hill stands the emblematic statue of Inmaculada Concepción, symbol of the city, and its Sanctuary.

Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

Only an hour and a half from Santiago de Chile, you can find the tourist cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, so if you are staying at the capital this is also a good opportunity to travel to the coastal area.

Valparaíso, whose center is recognized as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, stands out for its unique beauty and physiognomy. The city is configured as a natural amphitheater, which is composed by the large bay and the multitude of hills that frame it. Here you can visit the house of Pablo Neruda, among many other museums, impressive viewpoints such as Portales, Esperanza, O'Higgins and Merchant Marine or the promenades May 21, Gervasoni, Atkinson, Yugoslav and Dimalow.

In the close city of Viña del Mar, it is essential to visit the famous Reñaca beach, as well as the Open Air Museum, in the Recreo neighborhood. The more than 500 hectares of native forest in the Gómez Carreño Natural Park, the flower clock in front of Caleta Abarca and the National Botanical Garden are other major tourist attractions in Viña del Mar, which justify its sobriquet "garden city".

Vineyards and cavas

Chile is the fifth producer of wine worldwide and the first in the southern hemisphere. The country has a highly developed oenological culture, which also constitutes a great tourist attraction.

Most of the wine regions are located in the Central Valley, where there are numerous wine routes, so in the surroundings of Santiago you can visit a large number of vineyards and caves where you can taste the local specialties.

In the Maipo Valley, the closest to the capital, there are a total of 23 vineyards open to tourist activity, where you can enjoy varieties of wine from different kind of grapes, parties during the harvest and many events throughout the year.