Discover all the magical history of Santiago with Free Walking Tour Santiago de Chile, walk with a Local Guide who is Expert and always keen to show you the most emblematic places on foot in the historical center. Book your free walking tour in English in Santiago de Chile, Booking is completely Free!
What places will we see on this free tour of Santiago in Chile?
1. Lastarria Neighbourhood
This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods where the city was born, when Pedro de Valdivia founded this city in the 16th century. This neighbourhood dates back to the colonial and republican, the whole area is the most colourful, bohemian and vibrant place in Santiago city, capital of Chile; it is located in the northeastern corner of Santiago district, in between Plaza Italia and the Santa Lucia hill, and the Alameda and the Forest Park. Nowadays there are many cultural, gastronomic and tourist events taking place at this neighbourhood.
2. Flag Street – Paseo Bandera
The Paseo Bandera street is a place of meeting, coexistence and recreation designed to improve the transportation of pedestrians, comfort and safety of those who travel there as local people and even tourists. Its main intervention contemplates the largest floor decorated with mural painting in the world (over 400 meters distance), alongside the street there are green areas, bicycle racks, seats and sculptures. Walk this extensive colourful street with your Free Walking Tour Guide in Santiago.
3. Main Square – Plaza de Armas
The Plaza de Armas de Santiago is located in the district of Santiago and is the nucleus of the historic center of Chile. Like in many Hispanic cities, Santiago also has that classic chessboard-shaped design with the Plaza de Armas right in the center(Plaza de Armas means literally Gun´s Square, the whole area was used as a gathering point for the Spanish soldiers during the colonial period). Around The Main Square, the Spaniards erected administrative and religious buildings and some of them still exist nowadays. Learn more about this wonder with your free tour guide Santiago.
4. Cerro Santa Lucia
Pedro de Valdivia arrives in this valley in the 16th century and baptized this hill as Saint Lucia for having arrived at this place on February 13, 1541, the day in which Saint Lucia de Syracuse is remembered, the same day Santiago city was established also. Today, Santa Lucia Hill is an urban park located in the heart of the city of Santiago de Chile and national and foreign tourists visit this site, the hill is located at 629 meters above sea level.
5. Palacio de la Moneda
The Palacio de La Moneda, commonly known as La Moneda, is the seat of the president of the Republic of Chile. Designed by the architect Joaquín Toesca with neoclassical style, inaugurated in 1805 to serve as the headquarters of the Royal Mint of Santiago, designed for coin minting. Learn more about this palace via free tour Santiago, the Guides will also comment about current issues regarding the economy and politics of the Country.
Details of this Free Tour in Santiago, Chile
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