Top ChoiceArts Center in Santiago

Centro Gabriela Mistral

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,...

Top ChoiceChilean in Santiago


Chef Rodolfo Guzman earned a coveted spot among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants by elevating Chilean cuisine to new heights at this Vitacura restaurant, where a minimalist design forces you to focus on the food....

Top ChoiceWine Bar in Santiago


You won't find a better wine list anywhere in Chile than this homey restobar with servers who are trained sommeliers. Try creative wine flights (themed by region or style) or sample several top bottles by the...

Top ChoicePark in Santiago

Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal

The best 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...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Santiago

La Chascona

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...

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Without a doubt one of the most unusual culinary experiences in Chile, this upstart is innovating Chilean cuisine by looking back to the culinary roots of the Mapuche, Rapa Nui and Atacameños.

Top ChoiceMuseum in Santiago

Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

Opened in 2010, this striking museum isn't for the faint of heart: the exhibits expose the terrifying human rights violations and large-scale 'disappearances' that took place under Chile's military government...

Top ChoiceMuseum 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...

Top ChoiceLounge in Santiago

Restobar KY

Taking inspiration from the Barrio Recoleta's Southeast Asian flavor is this stunning cocktail bar. The photographer owner has done wonders with a rambling old house – the interior is otherworldly, glowing with...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Santiago

Museo Ralli

This little-visited museum on a quiet residential street in Vitacura boasts a stunning collection of contemporary Latin American art mixed in with familiar European masters. Don't miss the gallery dedicated to...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Santiago

Chipe Libre

Learn about the big sour over pisco – and who made it first – at the only bar in Santiago dedicated to the South American brandy. There are as many piscos from Peru as Chile on the menu and you can try them in...

Top ChoiceChilean in Santiago

La Diana

Attached to a children’s arcade of the same name and built within the walls of an old monastery, La Diana defies easy description. Its ceilings are adorned with as many potted plants as chandeliers, its tables...

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Santiago

Artesanías de Chile

Not only does this foundation's jewelry, wood carvings, ceramics and naturally dyed textiles sell at reasonable prices, most of what you pay goes directly to the artisans who made them. Look for other locations...

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Tucked away in an old home just south of Barrio Italia's main drag, this intimate restaurant re-envisions staples from the Chilean countryside as gourmet dishes. From northern quinoa salads to hearty Mapuche...

Top ChoiceChilean in Santiago

Salvador Cocina y Café

This no-frills two-story lunch spot packs a surprising punch with market-focused menus that change daily and highlight unsung dishes (and exotic meats) from the Chilean countryside. Chef Rolando Ortega won...

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Pueblito Los Dominicos

The best place in Santiago to buy quality gifts that were actually made in Chile. This mock village houses dozens of small stores, art galleries and traditional cafes. Look for lapis lazuli jewelry, Andean...

Top ChoiceTraditional Music in Santiago

El Huaso Enrique

On weekend nights at this traditional cueca venue, watch proud Chileans hit the dance floor – performing their national dance, a playful, handkerchief-wielding ritual that imitates the courtship of a rooster and...

Top ChoiceClub in Santiago


The '80s and '90s still rule at least one floor of Blondie, while the other could have anything from goth rock and techno to Britpop or Chilean indie. A favorite with both Santiago's student and gay communities,...

Top ChoiceBooks in Santiago

La Tienda Nacional

Much more than a bookstore, this two-floor shop sells Chilean movies, documentaries, records, toys, shirts and more. A must-visit to purchase unique gifts for someone special back home.