This post was written by Diogo Oliveira, a sports and startups enthusiast, who loves to explore and get in touch with new cultures.
Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile. I’ve visited it on July 16′ with 3 friends during a trip along Latin America.
1. How did you hear about Santiago?
I got curious about chilean culture! Was told that people are friendly while having a great corporate environment, a kind of a mix between Germany and New York.
2. For how long did you stay there?
I stayed there for 3 days and had the feeling that it was enough to get the best out of Santiago. If I had the chance to be any longer, I would in order to involve deeper with natives!
3. How did you prepare yourself for this trip?
Since was part of a bigger trip, I just prepared a central hostel and ensured there were some city tours available! It’s not a city to push you to the limits, at all, so there is no need to overplan.
4. Why did this place become so special to you?
People are so lovely and helpful, no mather the situation. For instance, they feed homeless dogs and build shelters around for them! Then, I loved the way the city shown itself very cleaned and organised comparing to other Latin America countries.
And yeah, the corporate environment with high and contemporary buildings impressed me! Apart from that, there are nice stories about this city located in a valley in between two big hills.
5. If you could come back but just go to a single place there… Which one would you choose? And why?
I would come back to Sky Costanera, the highest building in there with a wonderful 360º lookout.
6. Is there any hidden spot you would like to share with us?
You have to find it by yourself! Ask natives about that and you’ll find!
7. Can you leave us some special places for staying, eating or visiting in Santiago?
Plaza de armas hostel is awesome comparing price-location. Try to eat in the central market for having some fresh fish or in Bellavista to try chilean food and music
🇨🇱 at/em Santiago del Chile 🇵🇹 Monte de Santa Luzia que vem do dia em que Pedro Valdívia conquista o Chile: 13-dez. Um ponto de altitude privilegiada que era utilizado como miradouro defensivo! 🇬🇧 Santa Lucia Hill comes from the day in which Pedro valdívia has conquered Chile: 13-dec. Was used as a defensive lookout! #lostinlatinamerica #chile #santiagodechile #santaluciahill
Categories – Big City || Mountain
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Best time to visit – I went in the winter! To avoid rainy days, Spring would be just perfect. Note that Summer could be too hot to walk around.
Best way to move – Metro
Cost – Between 30 and 50 € / day, everything included