Top 10: Barrio experiences

  • Uncovering the outlandish world of Pablo Neruda at his trademark house/museum in Bellavista
  • Climbing the labyrinthine paths and steps of the Cerro Santa Lucía’s hanging gardens (Lastarria)
  • Exploring the jaw-dropping fin-de-siecle luxury of the Palacio Cousiño, in Barrio Dieciocho.
  • Sipping on a vaina or a pisco sour at one of the laid-back bars of Barrio Brasil.
  • Browsing through the second-hand bookstores and curiosity shops of Barrio Lastarria.
The church of San Ignacio, in Barrio Dieciocho

The church of San Ignacio, in Barrio Dieciocho

  • Viewing the stunning collection of gory and macabre religious art at the Museo Colonial inside the Iglesia de San Francisco.
  • Reaching gourmand nirvana at one of the sophisticated restaurants of Barrio el Golf (Santiago Oriente).
  • Rubbing shoulders with the élites at a modern art exhibit in the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Barrio República.
  • Admiring the unsurpassed panoramic view of Santiago’s from the heights of the Cerro San Cristóbal (Bellavista)
  • Letting your inner fashionista go wild in the designer shops and lustrous boulevards of Vitacura (Santiago Oriente).