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You're going to love Santiago

Santiago is the capital city of Chile and both its cultural and economic center. It has a great calendar of events and buzzes with theaters, restaurants, and bars. Situated in the middle of the country, it also provides a great base from which to explore the stunning landscapes of Chile.
Santiago is great for culture & art.

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Check out the Mercado Central, a popular street market right in the city center and ranked the 5th best market in the world. Love poetry? You’ll also want to visit La Chascona, where Pablo Neruda once lived.
Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino Iglesia de San Francisco
5.61 million
city in Chile
Chilean Peso equals $1 USD
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Getting to Santiago

Taxi or rideshare app may be your best bet for travel from the airport. If you go the taxi route, use EasyTaxi – keep an eye out for the blue or yellow markings. A fare from Santiago Airport to downtown should cost around $20. Carry Chilean pesos and be prepared to pay in cash.

Median airfare by month

$928 Median airfare from US to Santiago in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$951 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in Santiago

Stay in Barrio Bellavista and immerse yourself in the bohemian atmosphere, complete with local boutiques, avant-garde galleries, bars and tons of restauarant options.

Median hotel rate by month

$97 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$66 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in Santiago

Must-see in Santiago

Santuario del Cerro San Cristóbal
Santuario del Cerro San Cristóbal
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
Sky Costanera
Sky Costanera

Weather in Santiago

Average Temperature (°F)
70° Average temperature in January

Eating in Santiago

What should you order while you’re in Santiago?

El Completo, Chile's take on the hot dog variation, is sold by street vendors all over the city. It's typically topped with sually served with chopped tomato, avocado, mayonnaise, sauerkraut, Chilean chili and cheese. Keep in mind it's often twice as big as the American version.

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service
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