Explore Chile's Capital City

The largest and most populated city in Chile, and one of National Geographic’s “places you need to visit in 2018”(opens in a new tab), Santiago is a beacon of activity. Flanked by the Andes mountain range to the East and the coast to the West, Santiago is one of the most beautifully located cities in the world! There is something to do on every corner in this city, from countless museums (from the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, to Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art, to name a few!) to quirky bars, world-class restaurants and of course hundreds of friendly street dogs, Santiago is a city where the sun is almost always shining and where you will never grow bored. Speaking Spanish is not an easy feat here – Chileans use a particular dialect difficult even for native speakers! – so take advantage of the opportunity and practice your understanding (it is not difficult to find a chatty local eager to have a chat)! Whether you choose to tour the countless vineyards outside the city, learn more about Chilean culture, or if you simply want to practice your Spanish, there is never a dull moment in this bustling city!