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Santiago

Santiago

Santiago City (pop., 2002 prelim.: 4,630,000), capital of Chile. It is located in central Chile, on the Mapocho River at an elevation of about 1,700 ft (520 m). Founded in 1541 by the Spanish, the city has suffered repeatedly from earthquakes, floods, and civil disorder. It was only slightly damaged during the War of Independence (1810-18) and became the capital of an independent Chile at the war's end. It is the country's economic and cultural centre and principal industrial city, producing textiles, footwear, and foodstuffs, The city boasts a cosmopolitan cultural life and is the home of the University of Chile.

Smack dab in the middle of the country, SanMontt tiago is a city most everyone ends up traveling through. After miles of nature, hitting this smog forsaken city may be quite daunting, but there's plenty cargo to make your time here enjoyable. Andean do as peaks dwarf even the mightiest of skyscrapcom ers while serene cobblestoned plazas give id the way to frenzied shopping arcades. In Bella vista, streets brim with excellent restaurants and nightclubs. Barrio Brasil offers an intro spective, bohemian buzz. Providencia and Los candes may leave some wondering if hey've been beamed to Europe or the US.

Buses careen down streets busy with pedes trians walking briskly. This is one of South America's largest cities and one of its most professionally vibrant. An assortment of top quality museums and some tranquil stretches of green add to its charm.

Places to Visit

Museo de Santiago
Libreria Inglesa



Santiago Hotels

Hotel Orly - Pedro de Valdivia 027 Providencia Santiago
The Ritz-Carlton - Calle El Alcalde No. 15 Las Condes Santiago
Grand Hyatt Santiago - Kennedy Avenue 4601 Santiago
Hotel Montebianco - Av. Isidora Goyenechea 2911 Las Condes Santiago
Santiago Park Plaza - Av Ricardo Lyon 207 Providencia Santiago 6650385
Cabanas Cascada de las Animas - Transandino 30847, San Alfonso Santiago
Novotel Santiago Vitacura - Av. Américo Vespucio Norte 1630 Vitacura Santiago 6671408
Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel - Avenida Vitacura 2610 Las Condes Santiago 6760197
San Cristobal Tower - Josefina Edwards De Ferrari 0100 Santiago
Hotel Galerias Santiago - San Antonio 65 Santiago 832-0263
Crowne Plaza Hotel - 136 Avenido B O'Higgins Santiago
Apart Hotel Club Presidente - Luis Thayer Ojeda 558 Santiago 6651742
Hotel Bonaparte - Mar del Plata 2171 corner Av. Ricardo Lyon Santiago 751-0574
Nippon Hotel - Barón Pierre de Coubertín 62 Santiago
Providencia Panamericana Hotel - Francisco Noguera 146 Santiago
Santiago Marriott Hotel - Av Presidente Kennedy 5741 Santiago Chile
Eurotel Hotel - Guardia Vieja 285 Santiago 6650385 Chile
Best Western Los Espanoles - Los Espanoles 2539 Santiago 665684 Chile
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