A dynamic capital city in the foothills of the Andes View on Google maps
With the feel of a city that has undergone a very recent and energetic revamp, Santiago is one of the most dynamic capitals in South America. Nestled between the Pacific Coast and the Andes mountain range, the city’s unique setting means that from its bustling cosmopolitan center you can find yourself tearing down the ski slopes at Valle Nevado or trekking past turquoise mountain reservoirs in the Cajón del Maipo in less than an hour.
"Walking through Santiago on the very first day I arrived in the city, I remember being completely bowled over by how different all of the barrios are. Beginning in bohemian and upbeat Bellavista, I headed over the bridge to artsy Lastarria and - with a gourmet ice cream in hand - crossed the park to the calm of Barrio Italia's tree-lined avenues and happily buried myself in the neighborhood's antiques shops for the rest of the afternoon."
Glove Travel Designer