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Tourism in Santiago
The capital of Chile, also known as Santiago, is the largest city in the country, as well as its economic, political and cultural center, not to mention one of the greatest metropolitan areas of the world. Santiago de Chile has its origins in very remote and prehistoric times, but its greatest development occurred under the Incan Empire and later, during the period of Spanish colonization; similar to its neighboring countries. After Chilean independence in 1810, Santiago was elevated to the position of state capital. Nowadays, the Republic of Chile and its capital boast of their modernity and continuous development, showing the city off to the world as a renewed site that is full of enchantment.
Santiago de Chile is located on a plain near the Andean mountain range; bathed by the waters of the Maipo River, it has a cold climate during the hot months of northern summer and is warm during our summer season. Due to its climate and position, it is a control post for skiing in the magnificent Andean mountain range; indeed, skiing is one of its strongest tourist attractions.
But not only does Santiago de Chile earn its living from skiing; this city boasts an extensive pre-Columbian character, demonstrated by places such as the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. It is well worth visiting the district of Bellavista, one of the most typical areas of the city, or visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, La Casa de La Moneda, Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza de Armas or el Barrio de Bellas Artes; following in the steps of Pedro de Valdavía, soaking up the local flavor, losing yourself among its side streets full of aromas or living in a city with enchantment and tradition that will please everyone.