This post isn’t a comprehensive list of things to do in Santiago, Chile. Instead, this is meant to document what I did in Santiago for less than 12 hours. In April 2013, I spent three nights and four days in Santiago, Chile where you can find a full compressive trip report here.
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From the Santa Lucia metro station, I walked along the sidewalks of the main street called Liber Bernardo O’Higgins towards the Universidad Catolica metro station. Along the way, I saw many street vendors selling their wares.
At the base of Cerro Santa Lucia, there was a beautiful fountain display.
As I walked furthermore, I saw the Catholic University which is right across the street from the Universidad Catolica metro station.
Around the Universidad Catolica metro station, you can find a mini swap meet where vendors sell their used items and there are often many used books for sale.
From the Universidad Catolica metro station, I walked towards nearby Barrio Lastarria which is a bohemian neighborhood of Santiago, Chile. In Barrio Lastarria, you can find many beautiful and colorful buildings.
There are also many quaint shops and artists.
The Bellas Artes neighborhood is one of my favorites and it’s just as quaint as Barrio Lastarria. There are amazing bookstores and art murals.
It’s a lively neighborhood filled with bars, restaurants, cafes, and you can even get a shoe shine near the Bellas Artes metro station.
Plaza de Armas was filled with Chileans playing chess, tarot card readers, and vendors selling their wares.
The most magnificent part about Plaza de Armas is the Cathedral of Santiago. It’s a huge tourist attraction and is often filled with spectators.
Nearby the Santiago Cathedral was the main Post Office.