Santiago de Chile is the capital of Chile. In the Región Metropolitana de Santiago with over 6 million people, about 40% of the population live in the country. The province of Santiago, the largest of the five provinces of the National Capital Region (Región Metropolitana), while the actual center includes 32 municipalities: Santiago, Conchali, Providencia, Las Condes, La Reina, Ñuñoa, La Florida, La Granja, La Cisterna, San Miguel, Maipu, Quinta Normal, Pudahuel, Renca, Quilicura, Peñalolén, La Pintana, Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Recoleta, Huechuraba, Lo Barnechea, Macul, Estación Central, Cerro Navia, Lo Espejo, Cerrillos, San Joaquin, San Ramon, El Bosque , Providencia, Lo Prado, Independencia. It represents the community, “Santiago”, the historic city center dar. “Maipu” is the most populous district and “Las Condes” is due to its huge number of banks in relation to Manhattan frequently (New York) in common parlance as “Sanhattan” called.
The Aeropuerto de Santiago (SCL) , officially Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez , sometimes even after the original name Aeropuerto de Pudahuel named, is the international airport of Santiago and the major airport in the country. There are direct flights with LAN Frankfurt , Madrid MTBE in the road. To get into the city, there is a Centropuerto called airport that connects with the subway line 1 Pajaritos. This bus will cost $1400 and $2500 down towards back &. The Metro Line 1 runs from Pajaritos to de city center in 10-15 minutes and costs $400.
Metro lines go up to 5 at the latest 22.30 clock that are modern and at peak times (6-9 and 18-21 Clock) stuffed. In order to counteract this there is the “Operación Expreso” on the lines L2, L4 and L5. Between the above mentioned peak times the trains stop only at every other station. The stations are divided in to “green” and “red” stations and the trains marked accordingly in color, all trains stop at interchange stations. Another way of motorized transport, the city buses. Continue to drive all over town taxes. These are black and yellow marks and may at any time and anywhere to be stopped. 200m or 60 seconds ride cost 100 pesos, tipping is not expected. Taxis are cheap by German standards, but should you have small bills here as there are taxi drivers who claim to have no change there. Therefore, it is possible for many to enter with more than actually approved only four passengers. A safer alternative is to order a radio taxi, which it is also more expensive.
Worth seeing are the main thoroughfares in the center, such as La Moneda and Plaza de Armas and the Cerro Santa Lucia. From this and from the Cerro San Cristobal has a beautiful view over the city. It is accessible either on foot or by funicular railway and is a popular destination dar. the cable car that runs on the Cerro, is unfortunately out of order.
Santiago is one of the cultural centers of Chile and attracts the best musicians, actors and dancers in the country. Accordingly, the large variety of museums, theaters and cinemas. in the “Teatro Universidad de Chile” are often concerts by the Symphony Orchestra of Chile on the program, but also musicians and artists on the streets of Santiago offer highly entertaining programs. Cinema is especially found in the major malls. Famous Museums in Santiago de Chile are mainly the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum), Museo Salvador Allende, the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian art) and the Villa Grimaldi, La Reina. Also, the central cemetery of Santiago is worth on the basis of many graves of famous people and his enormous size of 86 acres of a visit. Among others were buried Salvador Allende, Victor Jara and Violeta Parra. Among the regular events in Santiago include the “Festival Internacional de Teatro Santiago a Mil”, a theater festival, which covers large parts of the city, as well as the “Santiago International Film Festival” with a variety of Latin American films. Major festivities are also in the Chilean Independence Day, the 18th September, and the day of the Army, 19 September instead. For sports fans and tourists to climb the hill of Cerro San Cristobal, a hill in the town center. It can be climbed on foot, by car, cable car, bike or inline skates. The trip is worth it! On the mountain await the visitor a 22m high statue of Mary (the symbol of the city), a church, numerous souvenir stalls and food and of course a unique view of the city. Halfway up there is the zoo, which will also be reached via the funicular railway.
District Barrio Italia Discover a hitherto little known district in the heart of Santiago’s. The so called “Barrio Italia” offers a rich gastronomic diversity, many cozy street cafes under large trees, antique dealers, the austellen their furniture on the street, art galleries and much more.