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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, wit…
Top Choice Chilean in Santiago

Boragó

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. The…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Santiago

Bocanáriz

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 glass.…
Top Choice Park in Santiago

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 decidedly …
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 Chilean in Santiago

Peumayen

Without a doubt one of the most unique culinary experiences in Chile, this Bellavista upstart is innovating Chilean cuisine by looking back to the culinary roots of the Mapuche, Rapa Nui and Atacameños.
Top Choice Museum 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 betwee…
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…
Top Choice Lounge in Santiago

Restobar KY

Taking inspiration from the barrio'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 Chinese lante…
Top Choice Theater in Santiago

Municipal de Santiago - Ópera Nacional de Chile

This exquisite neoclassical building is the most prestigious performing-arts venue in the city. Home to the Ópera Nacional de Chile, it also hosts world-class ballet, classical music and touring acts. Guided tours o…