Santiago Cruises

Santiago is the capital city of Chile and is located in the shadow of the Andres Mountains inland from the coast.

Despite that, the city is popular with those who are cruising around the South American coast thanks to the ease with which it can be accessed from a number of different ports – including both San Antonio and Valparaiso.

Dating back to the 1500s, Santiago is packed with things to see and do and visitors can not only explore hundreds of years of history, but also embrace the unique flavour of a modern day city that has given itself a new lease of life in recent years.

Whilst many of the earliest buildings that were created by the Spanish are no more having been damaged by earthquakes, there are still a large number of historical sites waiting to be explored.

Many of these can be found around the main square, the Plaza de Armas and include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the impressive Palacio de la Real Audiencia de Santiago.

There is plenty more to explore beyond that however, with well over 150 heritage sites being found across the city.

Head downtown and you can marvel at the imposing La Moneda Palace, which acts as the seat of the president of Chile, whilst a trip just outside the city limits to San Cristóbal Hill provides the chance to not only take in views across Santiago, but also to get up close to the famous statue of the Virgin Mary.

Also worthy of a visit is the Palacio de la Moneda, located in downtown Santiago and the seat of the president of Chile, as well as Cerro San Cristobal – a hill overlooking the city which is home to a number of attractions, including a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Within Santiago, there are countless museums and libraries, whilst the Municipal Theatre is widely regarded as one of the most important to be found anywhere in Chile.

Whether strolling down the main streets or heading off the beaten track to explore the small network of streets that criss-cross the city, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy some top class shopping in both large department stores and small boutiques, while there is also a range of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat.

Anyone with a love of food can enhance their time in Santiago with a visit to one of the wineries that are found in the surrounding countryside, with Viña Aquitania being one of the most well known.

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