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Portal La Dehesa

Portal La Dehesa (Av. La Dehesa 1445, Bellavista, Santiago) – this shopping center has at least 140 retailers (such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Columbia, Dockers, Gap Kids, Hugo Boss, Hush Puppies, L’Occitane, Lacoste, Nautica, Oakley, Perry Ellis, Polo Ralph Lauren, The North Face, and Zara (among others). Major regional department stores like Falabella and Ripley […]

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Patio Bellavista

Patio Bellavista (Constitución 30, Providencia, Santiago) — Patio Bellavista is renowned as a center for art, culture and cuisine. This commercial center offers a variety of activities and services, with restaurants, restobars, fine quality art crafts, wine shops, an art gallery, ice cream parlor and more. There are around 50 retailers full of top quality […]

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Costanera Center

Costanera Center (Av. Andrés Bello 2425, Providencia, Santiago) – this is Santiago’s largest mall that has various retailers (such as TopShop, Zara, Levi’s M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, Esprit and H & M). TV and Internet providers have their outlets here, as well as “Easy” home goods store, and Jumbo supermarket. Three department stores also have branches […]

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Rincón de las Canallas

Rincón de las Canallas (Tarapacá 810, e/San Francisco, Santiago) – if you want to visit a bar that once required a password to get in, this would be the place. El Rincón de las Canallas (“Riffraff’s Corner”) was a one-time clandestine meeting place for anti-Pinochet activists during the 1980s. The bar’s located back then was […]

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Mall Panorámico

Mall Panorámico (Av. 11 de Septiembre 2155, Providencia Santiago) – this shopping center has over 100 retailers, selling everything from footwear to CDs. There is also a food court and other outlets (from cafés to delis and other eateries).

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Alto Las Condes

Alto Las Condes (Av. Kennedy 9001, Las Condes, Santiago) – this shopping mall has various retailers that carry Chilean, Argentine and international brands (such as Bobbi Brown, Steve Madden, Guess, Hugo Boss, Izod, Laura Ashley, Perry Ellis, and Van Heusen (among others). There is also a branch of the Chilean department store Falabella, and a […]

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Sala Murano

Sala Murano (Av. Las Condes 14950, Lo Barnechea, Santiago) – this disco plays a variety of music – from pop and House, to Salsa, Cumbia and Reggaetón. Much of the crowd that comes here are local college students, who easily fill up its vast dance floor, while keeping its three bars busy.

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Punta Brown

Punta Brown (Recoleta 345, Bellavista, Santiago) – this is another nightspot in the Bellavista area. Its vast space (which includes a dance floor, five bars, and even a small movie theater) can accommodate 1,400 patrons on any given night. Various VIP events are also held here (including fashion shows, and beauty contests)

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Opera Catedral

Opera Catedral (José Miguel de la Barra 407, e/Merced, Santiago) – sharing space with Opera restaurant, Catedral bar has live music throughout much of the week (on one occasion, Jorge González – ex vocalist for the Chilean rock band Los Prisioneros, performed there). The dance floor opens on weekends to DJ-played music from the 80s […]

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Le Boudoir Lounge and Bar

Le Boudoir Lounge and Bar (Constitucion 97, Bellavista, Santiago) – this trendy lounge bar, located in the upscale Bellavista district, and (as the venue’s name implies), as décor consistent with an old school 19th century Parisian boudoir (especially the naughty paintings on its walls). A mostly 20-something crowd hangs out here, and for those not […]