Santiago is the capital city of Chile and one of the most affluent and modern cities in South America. The Cerro San Cristoba (St Christopher’s) Cable Car is a must for visitors to Santiago, offering unrivalled views of the city. The Plaza de Armas is the main square in Santiago and is of important historical significance. The other main attractions in Santiago include Mercado Central, Cerro Santa Lucia and the Palacio Cousino. American Airlines and Delta Airlines fly directly to Santiago from cities across the United States. www.santiago.cl
The towering Andes provide an awesome backdrop
for the sprawling metropolis of Santiago. The population of this
flat urban stage that spreads out from a compact city centre
numbers more than five million. Despite this, a small town
atmosphere prevails downtown where friends will more than likely
meet and greet each other in the overcrowded streets and bustling
walkways of the main commercial district.
Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art Santiago
Spanning 4,500 years and about 80
pre-Colombian civilisations of South America the Museo Chileno de
Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art) is a
fascinating place to spend a few hours.
Mercado Central Santiago
Santiago's colourful Mercado Central, housed
in an 1872 wrought iron structure, has a fruit and vegetable market
as well as a buzzing fish market where an assortment of glistening
fish is packed onto the tables.
Cerro San Cristóbal Santiago
Cerro San Cristóbal is a 2,752ft (860m) hill
jutting out of the city and on a clear day affords magnificent
views of the surrounds and across to the Andes.
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