Top Choice Museum in Santiago

Museo de la Moda

This slick, privately operated fashion museum comprises a vast and exquisite permanent collection of Western clothing – 20th-century designers are particularly well-represented.
Top Choice Historic Building in Santiago

La Chascona

When poet Pablo Neruda needed a secret hideaway to spend time with his mistress Matilde Urrutia, he built La Chascona (loosely translated as 'messy hair'), the name inspired by her unruly curls. Neruda, of course, w…
Top Choice Arts Center in Santiago

Centro Gabriela Mistral

This striking cultural and performing arts center – named for Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature – is an exciting addition to Santiago's art scene. The…
Top Choice Museum in Santiago

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Exquisite pottery from most major pre-Columbian cultures is the backbone of Santiago's best museum, the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. As well as dozens of intricately molded anthropomorphic vessels, star exhib…
Cultural Centre in Santiago


When NAVE opened to the public in 2015 it was a grand symbol of Barrio Yungay’s emergence as an artistic hub of Santiago. This experimental cultural center – built within the walls of a 20th century mansion – invite…
Museum in Santiago

Museo Violeta Parra

One of the most influential folk musicians on the continent, Violeta Parra was also a prolific artist and the first Latin American to have a solo exhibition in The Louvre. This biographical museum, opened in late 20…
Library in Santiago

Biblioteca Nacional de Chile

Chile’s national library is a sight to behold with soaring ceilings, stained glass domes, checkered floors and creaky antique furnishings. One of the largest (and oldest) libraries in Latin America, it hosts frequen…
Observatory in Santiago

Sky Costanera

Head to the top of the tallest building in Latin America for a 360-degree view of Santiago and the mountains that tower above it on both sides for as far as the eye can see. Views are best on sunny winter days after…
Park in Santiago

Cerro San Cristóbal

The best sweeping views over Santiago are from the peaks and viewpoints of the Parque Metropolitano, better known as Cerro San Cristóbal. At 722 hectares, the park is Santiago's largest green space, but it's still d…
Park in Santiago

Parque por la Paz

During Chile’s last dictatorship some 4500 political prisoners were tortured and 266 were exe­cuted at Villa Grimaldi by the now-disbanded DINA (National Intelligence Directorate). The compound was razed to conceal …