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Santiago Off the Beaten Path

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This guide will take you to beautiful but lesser known areas of Santiago, including streets, neighborhoods, parks, vineyards, and more. You will find places to walk and enjoy all around Santiago: Some of them connected with tourist areas but others found outside the city center. While many of these places are gradually becoming more well known, their authentic "off the beaten path" essence remains intact.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

19 Places

5 City Tips

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19 Places

Barrio Brasil

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ocean Pacific's Buque Madre

Restaurants

Barrio Concha y Toro

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Tales Restaurant

Restaurants

Barrio Paris Londres

Neighbourhoods

Cafe Literario Parque Bustamante

Restaurants

Parque Bustamante

Jogging Paths & Tracks, Parks

Puente Peatonal Condell

Bridges

Barrio Italia

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Isidora Goyenechea

Neighbourhoods

Tiramisu

Restaurants

Parque Bicentenario

Parks

Parque Araucano

Parks

Los Dominicos Handicraft Village

Flea & Street Markets

Museo a Cielo Abierto

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Santa Rita Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

Cajon del Maipo

Other Outdoor Activities

Casa Bosque

Restaurants

Sewell Mining Town

Historic Sites

Rafagome's City Tips

  • It's best to plan your day ahead and make a reservation if you'd like to go with a guided tour.
  • For your tour, just bring essentials, an open mind, and common sense.
  • The metro is a great way to move in the city, but try to avoid the rush hour (from 7am to 9am and from 6pm to 8pm.)
  • You can buy a "bip card," that works for buses inside the city and also for the metro. You must charge money on it before you travel.
  • The appropriate tip is 10% and is usually written as "recommended" on the bottom of the restaurant bill.
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    Barrio Brasil
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Rafagome Says:

    This is a nice, protected neighborhood with plenty of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Classical architecture to admire. If you're traveling with children, they will love the original Plaza Brasil playground, designed by Federica Matta. Plus, there are lots of coffee shops and restaurants on Cumming Street and Brasil Street.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Learn about Victor Jara (important Chilean musician and political activist) at the site of his foundation found near Plaza Brasil.
    • To access this neighborhood, take the metro to the Cumming or Los Heroes station.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #129 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great neighbourhood 29/08/2016
    • From Santiago to Rio 25/03/2016
    • Barrio Brasil
    Address:
    Around Avenida Brasil : Av. Ricardo Cumming-av. Almirante Barroso-Av.San Pablo-Liber Bernardo O'Higgins
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Other:
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    Ocean Pacific's Buque Madre
    Restaurants (Seafood, Soups, Chilean, South American, Pacific Rim, International)
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    Rafagome Says:

    Head to this quirky, original restaurant — found on Cumming Street — that has different, attention-grabbing themes in each dining room, such as the inside of a boat and even the inside of a whale! Seafood is the main specialty here, and you can eat fresh fish from 'Robinson Crusoe island,' and even from Easter Island.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try some mahi mahi from Easter Island.
    • Have a look around before you sit down to eat, the whole place is like a museum.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 3,721 restaurants in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It is like eating in a Maritime Museum with excellent food. 12/09/2016
    • Amazing place and food! 28/08/2016
    • Ocean Pacific's Buque Madre
    Address:
    Avenida Ricardo Cumming 221
    Santiago 8340471
    Chile
    Phone:
    56227700300
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 - 23:30
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 - 00:30
    Other:
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    Barrio Concha y Toro
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Rafagome Says:

    This historical area of Santiago — found in Barrio Brasil — is a little hidden gem with cobbled streets, palaces, and 1920s mansions that transport you back in time. In the center of the neighborhood is the 'Plaza Libertad de Prensa' (Freedom of the Press Square,) where you'll find a beautiful water fountain and musicians playing their instruments.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • To access this area, go to the metro station Republica (line 1).
    • Walk slowly and take your time to enjoy a different side to Santiago.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #84 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A tiny neigborhood in the heart of Santiago with a charm to remember 07/06/2016
    • A taste of wine 25/03/2016
    • Barrio Concha y Toro
    Address:
    Calles Alameda, Erasmo Escala
    Santiago
    Chile
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    Tales Restaurant
    Restaurants (Chilean, South American)
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    Rafagome Says:

    This cafe-restaurant — nicely located in the middle of the patrimonial neighborhood Concha y Toro — was the residence of the poet Vicente Huidobro. With a variety of dishes, desserts, coffee, and wine on offer it's the perfect stop to grab a bite or a drink while you're discovering the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • This is a romantic spot to enjoy with your partner.
    • If you can, find a seat on the balcony for a unique view.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,471 of 3,721 restaurants in Santiago
    • A Tale of Two Tales 12/05/2015
    • cool place 23/03/2015
    • Tales Restaurant
    Address:
    Concha y Toro 39
    Santiago 8340579
    Chile
    Phone:
    56-2-27991832
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    17:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Barrio Paris Londres
    Neighbourhoods
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    Rafagome Says:

    Find a small piece of Europe in the center of Santiago in the Barrio Paris Londres (Paris-London neighborhood,) which takes its name from the homonymous streets. Walk down narrow, winding cobblestone lanes, surrounded by beautiful buildings featuring Renaissance architecture. The building at 38 London Street was a detention center at the time of the military dictatorship and is now a memorial and center of remembrance for those who lost their lives there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't forget your camera.
    • To access this area, go to the metro stop Universidad de Chile (line 1).
    • Don't forget to visit the "San Francisco Church," where you can find the Colonial Museum, which houses a collection of Indian artifacts.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #45 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty barrio 03/09/2016
    • Amazing place 30/07/2016
    • Barrio Paris Londres
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    Cafe Literario Parque Bustamante
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Rafagome Says:

    This is the perfect coffee shop to take some time out to have a quiet moment and to grab some refreshments before you start discovering the 'Parque Bustamante.' You can read and have a nice coffee with cake, and on certain days there are activities for children such as story telling and human chess!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • To get here, go to the metro station Baquedano (line 1).
    • You can find WiFi and sockets for your computer here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,320 of 3,721 restaurants in Santiago
    • Beautiful setting, bad coffee 04/09/2016
    • Pura paz 03/08/2016
    Address:
    Ramon Carnicer 60, 1
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Phone:
    56-2-23812230
    Other:
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    Parque Bustamante
    Jogging Paths & Tracks, Parks
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    Rafagome Says:

    Originally a train line, this lovely park is quiet and peaceful with a coffee shop, open water, a skatepark, and a cycle path.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • To access the park, go to metro station Baquedano (line 1) or Parque Bustamante (line 5).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #135 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    • Nice park 08/12/2015
    • Nature, fresh air and a good companie 24/11/2015
    • Parque Bustamante
    Address:
    General J. A. Bustamante, Ramon Carnicer
    Santiago
    Chile
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    Puente Peatonal Condell
    Bridges
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    Rafagome Says:

    I know it's not the Pont Des Arts in Paris, or as pretty as Moscow’s Luzhkov Bridge, but in Chile we also have a 'love lock bridge' at 'El Puente Peatonal Condell.' Lovers attach locks to the bridge to 'lock' their love, and throw the keys into the Mapocho River. It's worth a look.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try reading a few lines from the floor, where you'll find poets have written words about love.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #252 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    • MAIS CADEADOS 19/04/2016
    • É interessante, mas esperava mais. 29/03/2016
    • Puente Peatonal Condell
    Address:
    Av. Andres Bello y Av. Santa Maria
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
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    Barrio Italia
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Rafagome Says:

    You can find pretty much anything you want to buy in this lovely shopping area, once named as one of the world's 'most beautiful shopping districts.' A mix of old and new, you can wander around antique shops but also discover new design stores and modern art galleries, plus plenty of great restaurants.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • To access this area, go to metro stop Santa Isabel (line 5).
    • Visit the gallery "Estación Italia" and check out the decorative objects on "Caupolicán" street.
    • Visit the museum in what was once the house of Eduardo Frei Montalva (former Chilean president.) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Entrance is free.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • worth the walk around 02/09/2016
    • If you're looking for furniture, design items and italian food - this is the place 24/08/2016
    • Barrio Italia
    Address:
    Italy Avenue
    Santiago 7501297
    Chile
    Phone:
    +56 9 4662 0292
    Other:
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    Isidora Goyenechea
    Neighbourhoods
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    Rafagome Says:

    This place is named 'Sanhattan,' because it's the financial heart of the city — located in the middle of 'El Golf' neighborhood. Here you can find contemporary architecture, big office buildings, and important hotel chains. Plus, there are some nice, open boulevards with a variety of gastronomic offers and several bars.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Eat or go for a night out at the W Hotel, considered to be one of the best hotels in the world!
    • Go to metro station El Golf (line 1).
    • Check out the beautiful painted benches in this area.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A high end street 20/09/2016
    • The Manhattan of Santiago 22/08/2016
    • Isidora Goyenechea
    Address:
    Isidora Goyenechea Ave.
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Phone:
    225194900
    Other:
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    Tiramisu
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean)
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    Rafagome Says:

    You'll find a commitment to the true Italian pizza here: always stone-baked with delicious mozzarella. And the restaurant name makes sense when you try the Tiramisu — the original mascarpone cheese provides a unique flavor.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You must try the Tiramisu!
    • Open daily from 12.45pm to 4pm and from 7pm to midnight.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 3,721 restaurants in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow. 22/09/2016
    • Yummy high end pizza with family friendly experience 14/09/2016
    • Tiramisu
    Address:
    Avenida Isidora Goyenechea 3141
    Las Condes
    Santiago 25033080
    Chile
    Phone:
    225194900
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:45 - 16:00
    19:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Parque Bicentenario
    Parks
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    Rafagome Says:

    In this 30-hectare park, created in 2007 by the Municipality of Vitacura, you'll find trails, grass esplanades, different native trees, and ponds — as well as animal life such as black-necked swans, flamingos, herons, and ducks. Plus, there's plenty to do with places to jog and cycle, different sculptures to see, giant chess and games for kids, and a restaurant to eat at.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can feed the flamingos and black-necked swans with the food you will find in dispensers.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful park in Vitacura 19/09/2016
    • Best park in Santiago de Chile 18/09/2016
    • Parque Bicentenario
    Other:
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    Parque Araucano
    Parks
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    Rafagome Says:

    This park in Las Condes is one of the green lungs of Santiago. Here you can use the cycle path, skate park, and exercise equipment, while kids can enjoy the different playgrounds with slides, swings, and other games. Also you can walk in the garden of roses and visit the aviary.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 9pm, and closed on Mondays.
    • Entrance to the park is free but there is a charge to enter some of the pools and picnic areas.
    • To access the park, it's a 5-10-minute walk from Manquehue metro station (line 1).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spacious park 20/09/2016
    • Great park 13/09/2016
    • Parque Araucano
    Address:
    Avenida Presidente Riesco 5330
    Santiago 7560996
    Chile
    Phone:
    29644000
    Other:
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    Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Rafagome Says:

    This is a little, old-fashioned village in las Condes that houses a walled market with many different Chilean handicrafts. Next to the old church, you can find around 200 stores and workshops, offering traditional goods, such as furniture and sculptures, pottery, textiles, metalwork, glass, jewelry, herbs, chilean plants, and even some local foods.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go to metro stop Los Dominicos (line 1).
    • Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 7pm.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Local Artisan gathered in one unique location! 24/09/2016
    • Chile's handicraft in a nutshell! 21/09/2016
    • Los Dominicos Handicraft Village
    Address:
    The Map Shows a Location That Is Many Miles From Here Is It
    right next to Los Dominicos Metro station
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Phone:
    96250316
    Other:
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    Museo a Cielo Abierto
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Rafagome Says:

    After four years regenerating the residential neighborhood of San Miguel, the Mixart Cultural Center created this impressive public art gallery. Visit this 'open air museum' of street art, comprised of around 40 large and impressive works of graffiti and murals.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go to metro stop Departamental (line 2).
    • Because it is not a well known area of Santiago, I recommend you visit in the morning or as part of an organized tour.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #136 of 467 things to do in Santiago
    • Art works in a suburb 26/03/2016
    • impressive murals,worth checking out! 28/12/2015
    • Museo a Cielo Abierto
    Address:
    San Miguel
    Santiago
    Chile
    Other:
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    Santa Rita Winery
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Rafagome Says:

    Chile is well known for its fine wines and visiting the capital without approaching a vineyard would be a shame! The Santa Rita vineyard is not far from Santiago and offers many options to visit including a classical tour, private tour, premium tour, and bike tour. Plus, you can also visit the Andean museum, restaurant, cafeteria, and of course the wine shop!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • For any of the tours, you must make a reservation in advance.
    • You can visit the Andean museum for free.
    • The winery is closed on Mondays.
    • You can go by car or by metro and bus. Located at metro station Universidad de Chile (line 1) or Las Mercedes (line 4), and then a bus to Alto Jahuel.
    • If you go by bus, the best thing is to ask the driver to let you know when to get off.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Alto Jahuel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Wine tour 10/09/2016
    • Wonderful 09/09/2016
    • Santa Rita Winery
    Address:
    Camino Padre Hurtado 0695
    Alto Jahuel
    Chile
    Phone:
    5623622594
    Other:
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    Cajon del Maipo
    Other Outdoor Activities
    See more photos
    Rafagome Says:

    The Cajon del Maipo is a beautiful canyon in the Andes, following the Maipo river. You'll find attractions such as the Natural Monument El Morado, Volcano San Jose and Maipo, El Yeso reservoir, a ski center, and several hot springs. You can do many sports and activities here, such as trekking, bungee jumping, 'randonee' (long-distance cycling), skiing, horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, and rafting.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Go to the metro station Bellavista Florida (Line 5), and take the bus 72 in the direction of the Square of San José de Maipo.
    • Try some of the activities and then relax in one of the hot springs.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 17 Outdoor Activities in San Jose de Maipo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A highly recommended trip! 27/08/2016
    • Great winter walk to the lagoon 27/07/2016
    • Cajon del Maipo
    Phone:
    56977973724
    Other:
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    Casa Bosque
    Restaurants (Barbecue, Chilean, South American, International)
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    Rafagome Says:

    This beautiful and friendly place, on the way to the Cajon del Maipo, is built of cypress wood, and is a cozy and pleasant place to take a break. The specialty here is food cooked over wood fire.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Try the ribs of pork or lamb chops.
    • After lunch, have a rest in the recliner chairs on the terrace.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 3,721 restaurants in Santiago
    • Beautiful place, great food 11/09/2016
    • You Must Experience This! 09/08/2016
    • Casa Bosque
    Address:
    Camino Al Volcan 16829
    San Jose De Maipo
    Santiago 8320000
    Chile
    Phone:
    228711570
    Price range:
    US$28 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Sewell Mining Town
    Historic Sites
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    Rafagome Says:

    Sewell was a mining town in the Andes Mountains — copper has been mined here since the early 1900s — and is now a World Heritage Site. Take a tour of the town and check out the small but interesting museum of copper mining.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • From Santiago there are tours every Saturday at 8.30am. The tours normally include lunch and a bilingual guide. Remember that you won't be back until around 8.30pm.
    • Even if it looks like a warm day, bring an extra layer because the wind and the altitude can make it pretty cold.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Machali
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Really Recommend during Winter. 25/07/2016
    • Copper Ghost Town 27/03/2016
    • Sewell Mining Town
    Address:
    Gamero 0400, Barrio El Tenis, Rancagua
    Machali
    Chile
    Phone:
    72 2225678
    Other:
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