Interesting facts

The Greater Santiago

Useful Information 

Taxi: The taxi ride is paid according to the taximeter, no time difference and usually no tip is left. There is also the alternative to use “airport transfer” for an approximate value of 13 dollars. To request a taxi service just ask for it at the hotel reception.

Public Transportation: For public transport use a card (BIP), which must be acquired in the trade. The Metropolitan Railway (Metro) runs from Monday to Saturday from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm and Sunday from 08:00 am to 10:30 pm. The value of the ticket varies according to the timetable. Click here for more information.


Places of Interest

Trade: In the center zone of Santiago The trade opens its doors between 10:00 am and 08:00 pm from Monday to Friday. Saturdays are only served in the mornings until 02:00 pm.


Arte Precolombino Museum, Colonial Museum, Historic National Museum, Bellas Artes National Museum.


Catedral ChurchSan Francisco Church, La Vera Cruz Church, De La Merced BasilicSan Agustín Church, Las Agustinas Church.


  • Santa Lucía Hill: In 1872 began the transformation of this, a rugged rock, in a beautiful and large public park. From Caupolicán Square-theatre and concert Center during the summer there is a beautiful view towards the center and the west of the city.
  • Plaza de Armas: Set in 1541 when the city was founded, it is surrounded by lush trees and is a conversation center and evening walks. There are photographers with old drawer machines, vendors, shoeshine, Sketchers, and painters. Cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.
  • La Moneda Palace: It was built in 1799 for the Royal Mint, as a circulating minting factory. Neoclassical style is the work of the Italian architect Joaquín Toesca. In the mid-nineteenth century, it was transformed into a government palace and the seat of the Presidency of the Republic. Inside the palace, you can enjoy different exhibitions during the year. Click here for more information.
  • Teatro Municipal 
  • Mercado Central
  • Estación Mapocho
  • Biblioteca Nacional