Santiago, Chile

The best place for a vacation

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Map of Santiago, Chile

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Interesting Facts

  • Chileans call their country: país de poetas (country of poets), for good reason too, the country's two Nobel Prize winners both won in Literature. Gabriela Mistral in 1945, and the country's most famous poet, Pablo Neruda in 1971.

  • Chile is one of the most stable and prosperous nations in South America.

  • The currency in Chile is the Chilean peso.

  • Tennis is Chile's most successful sport, however, football (soccer) is Chile's most popular sport, the country has played in the World Cup 8 times including hosting the 1962 event.

  • The national sport of Chile is Rodeo which is still very popular in rural areas of the country.

  • The Chilean War of Independence was fought against the Spanish between 1810-1826. Chile celebrates its National Day (Fiestas Patrias) on the 18th and more on the 19th of September each year in memory of its independence.

  • Since 1967, it has been compulsory to hang the Chilean flag from every public building in the country during Fiestas Patrias. The flag must be in perfect condition, hung correctly from a white pole or from the building front. Failure to do so can result in fines of up to 40,000 pesos (about US$ 80).

  • Credit to http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/chile.html

Airfare

Airfare to Santiago, Chile for a family of four is about $5,656 on American Airlines

Hotels

Hotels in Santiago, Chile for a family of four in one room is roughly $336 for 7 days. That is $48 a night for the downtown area and $98 per night or $686 for 7 days in the providencia area.

Overview

The region Chile is located in is the West Coast. The population of Santiago, Chile is 17,643,916 people. Santiago was founded on February 12, 1541 by a man named Pedro De Valdivia. Pedro built the plans to build Santiago but they got destroyed by the enemy. Later Santiago was built and just a settlement of just 200 houses. Colonial rule ended in the early 19th century. Spain conquered and settled Chile in the mid 16th century. Chile declared it's independence from Spain in 1818. Some native languages of Chile are Mapudungun, Quechua, Yamana, Rapa Nu, Hui Hiche, Centeral Aymara, and Kawesqur. Santiago, Chile is famous for jazz clubs, Easter Island, Salsa dancing, Sculpture park, and Quinta Normal.
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La Chascona

Tour the eclectic architecture of this home which served as the romantic hideaway for famed poet Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde, as portrayed in the 1995 film "Il Postino."Credit to tripadvisor.com