Monday, April 4, 2011

Santiago Tips


*Pick up a tourist map at the tourist information in Plaza de Armas

Museo PreColombino- great small museum with nice collection of indigenous artifacts from all of Latin America. Tues-Sun, 10-18.

La Moneda & museum- the government palace, in the underground museum are rotating temporary exhibitions.

Cerro Santa Lucia- hill close to downtown for a view of the city.

Providencia- a mixed use neighborhood that nice to walk through during the week. (around Valdivia metro stop, plus/minus 3 stops)

Cafe con Piernas- coffee with legs, half naked girls serve mediocre coffee, a raunchy must if you are a man. Women might want to try Cafe Haiti for a slightly less offending taste of the action. Various locations downtown.

Domino- hotdogs with lots of toppings, go during lunch time on a weekday in the Centro, or just anywhere; they are all over the place.

Tip y Tap- local chain with sandwiches (churasco) and some other stuff.

Tavelli- local chain, ice cream shop that also serves food. Lunch special is good, ice cream mediocre.

Emporio la Rosa- local chain, really great ice cream.

Pueblo Los Dominicos- artist village, for mostly affordable artisanal crafts

Malls- our favorites were Alto Las Condes and Parque Arauco, but there is no shortage and the malls carry many international labels.

Santiago 1
Santaigo 2
Santiago 3

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