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Every city holds a beautiful historical version of itself inscribed in some of its old heritage sites where you can learn about a lot of hidden treasures that will surely woe your mind. Even if you love or hate history, the feeling of touching a part that is ancient and holds so many secrets that the world doesn't know has a thrill.

It is said that the beauty of a city is purely enjoyed when one takes a walk on the streets of the city. In this article, we will be learning about Santiago (a.k.a Santiago de Chile) which is the capital of Chile. A city which is famous for producing the finest wines that we all love and cherish. Here is the list of historical and heritage sites that you can visit.

things to do in santiago

1. Templo Baha'i

Travelling can be stressful at times as in a limited period of time, you would love to cover the maximum places. A walk in the Templo Baha'I temple which is known as the temple of peace and tranquility will surely make your visit worthy.

2. Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago

This beautiful stock exchange building designed by Emile Jécquier stands tall with glory in the hustle and bustle of the city. One site at this beautiful creation will remind you of the French Renaissance.

3. Edificio del Ex Congreso Nacional

Call it a building, library or a museum, this Corinthian style of art, where the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate and the Library of Congress accommodates is worth a visit

4. Palace of La Moneda

Back in 1805, La Moneda was a building for coin minting, since then a museum cum train station has a lot of history to unfold

5. Catedral Metropolitana

A church holds more stories to tell the audience apart from museums and other historical places. The designs and the place itself will spill out the history on its own. Apart from these, you can also take a stroll around the Plaza de Armas where you will surely see many more historical monuments featuring neoclassical designs like:

• Palacio de la Real Audiencia de Santiago
• Correo Central

The best way to learn about the history that a city has in store for you is to start by visiting its buildings. Every building will have something to tell you. Santiago has been blessed with a beautiful history that every visitor wants to know about. As we were talking about taking a tour around Santiago, you can opt into several free walking tours in Santiago.

It is always enhancing to hear the stories of a city and its history, foundation, etc. from locals. The tour guide would be able to provide you information that maybe websites or even Wikipedia couldn't provide for you. The free walking tours in Santiago will also show you the best architectural creations in Santiago, their culture, the spices, etc.

One might not be able to enjoy everything as such even by paying a lump sum of money. Even to enjoy the history of a city, it is essential to learn about its culture and lifestyles. Here are a few interesting facts for you that will certainly make you eager to learn more.

• According to a study, 55% to 60% of the population is Roman Catholic
• The inhabitation in this region dates way back to 14,000 BC

things to do in santiago

By the end of the day, if you are traveling, then ensure that opt-in for such free walking tours around any city as a matter of fact. You will learn every minute details that you might have not prepared yourself for. And it is always great when you learn the history of a place which brings you closer to its people, cuisine, culture, heritage and makes you feel like you are one of them.

Even if you have a dream to be a blogger, we highly recommend this kind of tour to get multiplied subscribers for your channel. So, ready to learn more and enjoy the beautiful city of Santiago that is waiting to welcome you.
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  1. Santiago seems like such an interesting city. I would definitely visit the Templo Baha'i to feel some peace and tranquility.

  2. I've never been to Santiago!!! What an amazing city! Next time for sure. Thanks a lot.

  3. We plan a trip next year to South America and Santiago will be in our itinerary. Great to learn so many tips from your post.

  4. Sounds like you really have a wonderful trip to Santiago and it seems like a nice and interesting place for me to visit.

  5. Santiago looks beautiful, I would love to visit one day

  6. I love all the detail of your post...what a fantastic trip and place to explore!

  7. I love that in little time you can go from city to somewhere that you can get in touch with history, culture and a less advanced way of life.

  8. I wish I had more time to explore Santiago when I traveled to Chile. I did managed to go up to the statue on top of the hill and also have a delicious meal in the city centre, at a traditional restaurant.

  9. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I would love to visit Santiago someday it seems like an interesting place to visit, specially the Templo Baha'I. Whenever I travel I always prefer to explore on foot rather than take the buses. Through it, I get to talk to the locals who are very enthusiastic to lead me to interesting places aside from the "tourist spots."


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