Santiago Adventure Tours
Santiago is home to a plethora of interesting museums, including the National Historic Museum, the National Arts Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Archaeological Museum of Santiago, and La Chacona (writer Pablo Neruda’s house) among others. The city also houses some beautiful parks, such as San Cristobal Hill, which includes the Santiago Metropolitan Park Zoo, O’Higgins Park, and Santa Lucia Hill. Interesting cultural sites in Santiago include Barrio Bellavista (a cultural and bohemian neighborhood), the Central Station (a railway station designed by Gustave Eiffel), the Plaza de Armas (a popular downtown square), and the Palacio de La Moneda (a government palace). Santiago also boasts a large number of private and state-sponsored universities.
Several modern ski resorts are located within an hour’s drive east from the city and include Farellones, Valle Nevado, and La Parva. Also nearby are some of the country’s most important winegrowing areas, which lie in the Maipo and Aconcagua Valleys. The Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, and Santa Carolina are a few of the vineyards located in this area.