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Festival de Cine de Viña del Mar

Festival de Cine de Viña del Mar (Viña del Mar) – every November (and sometimes going into December), this town hosts this major film festival, where Latin American film makers (both established and upstarts) showcases their latest films. This event is often aired on Chilean and Latin American TV networks. This event’s location at Viña […]

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Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar

Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (Quinta Vergara, Viña del Mar) – this is a major music festival held every February at the beachside resort town of Viña del Mar. This event generates a lot of local and international media, since artists from various Latin musical genres (such as rock, pop, Salsa, […]

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Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos

Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos (Av Grecia 2001, Ñuñoa 02, Santiago) – this is the national stadium of Chile, and the largest in the country (seating capacity of 47,000). This is also part of a sporting complex, which includes tennis courts, an aquatics center, a gymnasium, a velodrome, a BMX circuit, and a warmup athletics […]

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Cerro San Cristóbal

Cerro San Cristóbal (Pio Nono 450, Santiago) — Although it’s almost exclusively a tourist site, there is really no view of the entire city that compares to the panorama at the top of this hill. Take a ride up in the funicular from Bellavista and make sure you visit the statue at the peak. Go […]

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Fantasilandia

Fantasilandia (Parque O’Higgins, Avenida Beaucheff, Santiago) – this is an amusement park located in the heart of the Chilean capital. Opened in 1978, it has slowly evolved over time from its initial eight attractions to an array of rides, games, and attractions that one is likely see at amusement parks around the world (one of […]

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Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida

Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida (Enrique Olivares Enrique Olivares 1003, La Florida, Santiago) – this is a football stadium that is the home arena of the Audax Italiano football team. Its current capacity is 12,000 seats (for football games) and 25,000 for other events (such as rock & pop concerts). Among the concerts held there […]

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Club de Golf Valle Escondido

Club de Golf Valle Escondido (Los Refugios del Arrayán 15120, Santiago) – located in the northeast outskirts of Santiago, this family-friendly nine-hole facility, opened in 2000, also offers tennis, foosball, a gym, a spa and a restaurant – all to offer a complete country club-style leisure experience. See its website for more details: www.valleescondido.cl

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Club de Golf Sport Francés

Club de Golf Sport Francés (Los Beltrán 2500, Vitacura, Santiago) – located just 15 minutes east of downtown Santiago, this is an 18-hole golf course is actually located within a huge sports complex that offers visitors the option to play other sports, such as tennis, football, and hockey. Regional golf tournaments (like Copa Movistar) are […]

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Chilean National Zoo

Chilean National Zoo – located at the foot of Cerro San Cristóbal is this 4.8 hectare zoo (founded in 1925). Thousands of animals representing 158 species are represented here (including those Chilean animals and birds on the rare and endangered list – ranging from llamas, guanacos, and condors, to pudús). Admission: 3000 pesos (general). Hours: […]

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Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (Santiago) – this was originally a railway station that was built in 1910 to facilitate commerce and travel in the Andean regions. During the early 1990s, this building was converted into a cultural center (with support from the Chilean government and various foundations). It now holds a variety of art exhibits […]