Shiny new skyscrapers may be sprouting up in neighborhoods to the east, but Santiago Centro has its share of construction going on, too. During the past decade, the population downtown has nearly doubled, but that’s for the whole comuna, not just the casco histórico, which is close to the Alameda and runs from La Moneda up to about Santa Lucía. Take the metro down here, not a taxi, for easy transportation, as the usual traffic headaches apply to downtown Santiago.
POINTS OF INTEREST
If for no other reason, you should go to the AFA gallery because it's tucked away in a fascinating little…Learn More >
Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM)
This giant cultural center just steps from the Universidad Católica metro houses some of Santiago's most interesting folk museum exhibits,…Learn More >
Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia declared in 1541 that a house of worship would be constructed at this site bordering the…Learn More >