Looking down on Santiago, Chile.

Photo by: radzfoto, Creative Commons

More than being known as the capital of Chile, Santiago is also recognized to be one of the most visited places in the country.

Why is that so you ask?

Well, it is not because of all the trade and jobs available there, but because there are so many things that you can do in Santiago. To give you an idea, here is a list of activities that you can do in this city.

1. Shop

If you are wondering where, here are two suggestions: the Central Market and the church and craft market that you can find in Los Dominicos.

Central Market

Love seafood? If you do, then this is definitely where you should go. This is because here, you can find any fish, shellfish or seaweed that you may or may have not encountered in your entire life. But apart from being a busy market, this place which is made of wrought iron, which is remarkable because of its design and architecture.

Los Dominicos Craft Market

This is where you definitely should go if you want to look for some souvenirs to take home. Here, you can expect to find some interesting pieces of antique, some silverwork and items that show serious craftsmanship. However note that the prices may be quite high in this place of trade but with all that you are getting, every penny is actually worth it.

2. Rediscover Chile’s History

One perfect place that you can go to is Chile’s National Museum housed in another breath taking building known as Palacio de la Real Audiencia. Inside it you can see artifacts, gallery displays and other significant things that tell the stories of both old and new Chile.

3. Learn Spanish

Well this activity would really help if you plan to stay in the country for a long time. And once you have decided to take on language lessons, looking for a school in Santiago is not particularly hard. This is because the city is practically surrounded by reputable Spanish schools.

4. And finally, walk around, take photographs and most importantly, enjoy Santiago has to

One response to “Santiago”

  1. James T says:

    Great Post!
    Here I leave 5 things NOT to do in Bogota!

    What do you think?



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