Exploring Santiago Chile
Nearby is the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Contemporary Art Museum) which simply adds to the experience.
To get away from it all a bit, take a walk to Cerro Santa Lucia. This hill offers a nice vista of the city as well as many different statues, ponds and murals along the way.
Another place to take a nice stroll is the Parque de Esculturas (Sculpture Park) located along the Mapocho River. During the summer, concerts are held there.
Of course, you’ll want to check out some of the local food and fish is definitely one of the specialties here. You’ll also want to try a drink made with pisco, a brandy made from grapes. Despite the ongoing contention between Peru and Chile over where pisco originated, there is no doubt that it is the national liquor of both countries. What many people know Chile for, however, more than pisco, is wine.
There are a number of wineries that can be toured using Santiago as a base. Concho y Toro is the found in the Maipo Valley and is one of the best – and largest – producer of wine in the country and great for a tour.