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Insider Guide

Santiago

Explore the streets of South America's cultural capital.

Insider Guide Santiago

When In Santiago, You Must

Know Before You Go

Say ¡Olé! with W Santiago's specialty tequila cocktail. Raspberry juice and a pink grapefruit make this something special.

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Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the city.

Carrete

ca /rr/ eté noun
Any fun activity involving the combination of at least three of the following ingredients: food, alcohol, music, fun people, and friends.
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Neighborhoods to Explore

The adventure begins here in the small, cosmopolitan and historic city of Santiago. With its historic neighborhoods, you can enjoy the charm and have a truly unique experience. Don’t forget to try the regions typical drink, Mote con Huesillo.

1. Barrio Italia

The classic neighborhood of Santiago is a true design destination. Find exclusive boutiques, alternative house decor, handicrafts, antiques, and much more.

2. Barrio el Golf

This is the financial district of the city, characterized by the beautiful houses, commercial buildings, and large mansions. Barrio el Golf is also famous for being one of the main restaurant spots in Santiago.

3. Barrio Lastarria

A true oasis camouflaged in a noisy downtown, where every corner has a story. There are scores of restaurants where you can find something to satisfy all tastes.

4. Barrio Bellavista

This diverse and outspoken neighborhood on the hill is where numerous artists and writers have found refuge and inspiration. With both nightlife and daytime activities, the area has everything that makes Santiago special. And don't miss the city Zoo.

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santiago restaurants

99

Andres de Fuenzalida 99 – Providencia

If you want to enjoy high quality gastronomy in a casual and young place, you cannot miss out on restaurant 99 in Providencia.

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In the evenings 99 offers a tasting menu of six or nine dishes.

santiago barber english

The Old Barber

Alonso de Córdova 5320 – local 14A – Las Condes

A place for him. This exclusive club for gentlemen offers both classic and bold cuts.

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High and tight is on trend in the Southern Cone.

santiago leather shoes

Figos

Benjamin 2944 – Las Condes

Figos gives you a wide variety, style, color and quality in hand made shoes with Chilean leather.

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Don't be shy about trying on as many pairs as you please.

Needle - Active Listening

Needle - Active Listening

Av. Providencia 2124

The best vinyl shop, with headphones and accessories. Plus, there's live music on Thursday evenings. Needle is a place for experimentation.

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Andy Licastro / Insider

Ask for Pablo Neruda's favorite album.

Either/Or

santiago workout classes

DETOX

KO

Presidente Riesco 3314 – Las Condes

A unique facility that combined boxing, military training, martial arts, and yoga all under one roof. Find the union of body and mind.

santiago bars

RETOX

Bar Candelaria

Candelaria Goyenechea 3820 local 201

Candelaria seeks to generate a pleasant and comfortable experience for their guests, enhancing an intimate and familiar atmosphere with good live music and killer DJs.

Santiago Essentials

what to wear in santiago

1. Hat

Protect yourself from the elements with this packable straw fedora.

2. Jacket

The southern winds change quickly, so bundle up in a fitted camel jacket.

3. Sneakers

Santiago is a walking city. These kicks are fashionable and functional.

4. Lip Balm

The air is dry here, so be sure to keep your skin and lips hydrated.

Spotted in Santiago

santiago cocktail bars

Red Luxury Bar

Patio Bellavista

Enjoy a good cocktail with a selection of cigars.This bar specializes in handmade drinks with more than 280 labels of premium liquors—a great start for a night of adventure.

santiago asian fusion

Etniko

Constitución 172

Etniko one of the most popular restaurants and clubs, with flavors from the East and playing music from around the world. Make dinner an all-night affair.

santiago cafes

Cafe de la Candela

Av. Italia 1449

Located in a quaint Italian neighborhood, this cafe is the perfect place to enjoy weekend brunch, a relaxed tea time, or a romantic summer sunset.

santiago retail

Julieta Bauer Shop

Luis Pasteur 6650

A one-stop-shop for the accessories lover. This boutique is all about unique style, with a great collection of dresses, jewelry, and shoes to fit any occasion.

Credits

Lead image by Pablo Garcia Saldaña