. Several religious groups have opened their places of worship to the public, giving people a glimpse into a different way of living. You can go temple hopping between the Chinese temple, the Muslim mosque and the Hindu temples. It a good way to understand the mixed cultural makeup of this wonderfully tolerant city.Locals say you have not been to Santiago if you have not visited the Balay na Santiago. This well maintained museum house has a wide ranging display of old photos, antique furniture, and other cultural and historical memorabilia.Being in Cagayan Province, of course Santiago has something active to offer. But Cavalry Hill in Brgy. Balintokatok is not just a place for trekking. It also a religious site. The hill is dotted with 14 life sized depictions of the Catholic Stations of the Cross. When you reach the summit, you will find a century old chapel and a great view of the surrounding area.
San Cristobal Hill
. There are several ways up Cerro San Cristobal to the Parque Metropolitano, but only one does not require undue exertion the Funicular , or funicular railway, which starts near the popular Bellavista area and which stops at the Zoo halfway up. As of Feruary 27 2013, funicular is still under renovation and free bus still operating.It leads up to the viewing area of the park near the summit of Cerro San Cristobal and is a lot easier than riding or walking, although both these are optional extras. A return ticket costs about CLP$2300 (or U$4).If you prefer to walk down then, unless you try some of the steep shortcuts, you will follow the long and winding road for over an hour and end up a Metro ride away from your starting point. The walk is hard work in the heat, although you will pass plenty of fit Santiagans running or cycling up.Another refreshing option is to try a Mote con Huesillo which is a sweet, ice cold concoction of rehyrdated dried peaches, wheat, and sugar.best to try rather than think too much about it, it great. At the top of the hill, on the lookout, several shops sell all manner of tourist gear and one in the middle serves the best Mote con huesillo (600 pesos a big glassful, with peach and wheat, or 400 pesos just for the juice).There is also the Enoteca restaurant but on a much fancier level. There are two public swimming pools in the park, the Tupahue and the smaller Antil
. The palace is an official national heritage site and is recognized as one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Colonial America, with a neoclassical Italian style. Constructed in the year 1784, it was not until 1846 that this impressive building started to house current presidents and became the national headquarters of the government.The Salon Independecia, which represents Chilean Independence, is perhaps the most important room in the Palace. In the 18th and 19th centuries the balconies of this room were used to proclaim essential news to the citizens of Santiago. Nowadays, it is used to present each new president to Chile after he or she has been elected.The grand Salon de Aceso, also featured on the tour, is the first room that official and state visitors enter to get in to the Palace. Another room on show was the Salon Toesca, where the Cabinet Council meets periodically and where the Head of State holds meetings. There were many more rooms open, such as the First Lady office, conference rooms, and a chapel.
Museum of Memory and Human Rights
. The only history you can really know is your own. The only art I am truly an expert on is art I have experienced firsthand. As a critic, I am partly a research analyst, comparing and evaluating new data. But I am also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the years. A few of those encounters with certain objects, books, buildings have altered the atmosphere, changed how I see and joined a permanent collection that I regularly revisit.How would I describe that collection. Eclectic, for sure. What would an exhibition of it look like.Haphazard, perhaps. What would I need, as curator, to produce such a show in real time. Unlimited space, a carte blanche budget and expert support art handlers, historians, translators, conservators, architectural engineers and heavy equipment operators, with permission granting government and religious authorities, a cadre of crisis managers and the F.B.I. on call.
. The Constanera Center is Santiago latest and greatest shopping mall. It is really big and really full of boutique and big name stores.Located in Las Condes, its closest Metro is Tobalaba and as it on the main road that traverses from Vitacura right into downtown Santiago, getting a bus there is very easy. It boasts all the popular stores TopShop, Zara, Levi, Bobbi Brown, M.A.C., Espirit and H&M.There are floors and floors of jewellers, bookshops, high end fashion and accessories, and even a car yard. All the phone, TV and internet provider companies have offices on the basement floor, along with Easy (hardware/home and garden store) and one floor up, a massive Jumbo supermarket.
Plaza de Armas
. Once considered the heart of old Lima, this grand plaza features many important architectural monuments and buildings including a magnificent bronze fountain dating from 1650, the Archbishop Palace with its elegant balconies and the Government Palace dating from 1924.Plaza de Armas is a beautifully landscaped plaza that includes a mixture of patterned trees and benches. The abundant shade, benches, sitting walls and steps make the plaza a popular lunchtime destination. The steps at the entry of the two Spanish Churches are also great for sitting, and are often used for elevated speaker platforms. Historically, the Plaza has served as the city primary meeting place. There are numerous cafes, restaurants, and stores spilling out into the Plaza. Many of the restaurants have outdoor tables, and there is constant entertainment throughout the day and night.
. Welcome to Hotel Boutique Mision Casa Colorada Guanajuato, Mexico an excellent lodging option on your next trip to this colonial city. The property location is surrounded by history, nature, craftwork, architecture, gastronomy and, above all, a wonderful blue sky that will take you to other latitudes. Discover a beautiful garden with cactus plants unique to the region, works of art shown in the hotel and its wine cellar and much more.Our hotel in Guanajuato Mexico features 6 Luxury Guanajuato Lodging options, Category 5 Stars. In our exclusive Guanajuato Hotel suites you will find roman curtains, cable TV, air conditioning, a telephone for national and international calls, wireless Internet and a spectacular view.Doubtlessly, we are one of you best choices in Guanajuato, especially if you travel looking for the best lodging experience plan, having the best facilities for your meeting, appointments and of course for your rest. We happily expect you.
. This converted train station now serves as a cultural center and concert venue, playing host to the likes of Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin throughout the years.Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Estacion Mapocho was for a long time the hub for all rail traffic serving northern Chile, Valparaiso and Argentina. Built to celebrate the centennial of Chilean independence, the building has an obvious sentimental value that adds to its imposing architecture. In recognition of all these attributes, the building was declared a national monument in 1976. It is located on the south bank of the Mapocho River and close to the Mercado Central de Santiago. Puente Cal y Canto metro station is beneath the square in front of the station.
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
. The museum in Santiago, it should be the Museum of Pre Columbian Art, a block from the Plaza de Armas. The well endowed collection of artifacts of the region indigenous peoples, much of it donated by the collector Sergio Larra
Cajon del Maipo
. The CAJoN DEL MAIPO is a beautiful river valley carved out of the Andes by the R
. Forestal Park is one of the main green lungs of Santiago. Hundreds of trees and gardens, fresh air and tranquility give away to passersby who decide to take refuge in this place, escaping the stress of the capital. A very rich cultural life takes places in this park, since in its surroundings are the National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes), the Contemporary Art Museum (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo MAC), the Estacion Mapocho Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho) and also important and antique neigborhoods such as Lastarria, Bellavista and Bellas Artes. el Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, el Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho, e importantes barrios patrimoniales como Lastarria, Bellavista y Bellas Artes. Also, the public has given to this park a special place for spontaneous cultural events, jugglers, fairs, cicletadas and music concerts are just some of the expressions that can be found on the weekends. Its construction was completed at the ends of the XIX century, and its design came from the french architect Jorge Dubois, who took for inspiration the european parks. Within the vegetation you can find giant oriental banana trees, magnolias and acacias, as well as native species like peumos, quillayes, and araucarias.
. Fantasilandia is a Chilean amusement park. The park opened in 1978 and is located in a corner of the Higgins Park in Santiago, Chile, Not to be confused with the theme park Phantasialand in Br
. Valle Nevado ski resort has some of the highest quality snow in Chile, because of its location at 3 thousand meters of height. It counts with modern infrastructure and the best equipments to give and excellent service to its visitors, that want to enjoy the white sports in the wonderful summits of chilean Mountain.This ski resort is created with the inspiration of french ski resorts and modern buildings, hotels and equipments, like Andes Express ski lift, the most advanced of southern hemisphere. Valle Nevado is also close to other ski resorts like La Parva and El Colorado so the passengers can visit them and participate in mountain excursions in winter and summer.This ski resort offers the biggest skiable surface of Southamerica, three hotels, eight restaurants, apartments and all amenities for the passengers, making of Valle Nevado not only a winter resort, but a relaxing place for all the family.
. La Parva is located in a very beautiful area, at 38 kms (23.6 mi) from Santiago. La Parva has a beautiful view to the valley of Santiago and it is the winter center with major population, due to the great variety of refuges and private apartments, which are rented during the ski season. The snowboard practice and the heliski are implemented for those who enjoy these activities.La Parva is frequented by upscale Santiago residents, many of whom own private condos here. Given that La Parva is closer to Santiago than Valle Nevado, this is an excellent day ski resort, and there are plenty of groomed and off piste runs for all abilities. Fourteen lifts access 30 square kilometers of skiable terrain. The ski area climbs a long ridge, like Aspen Highlands. Adventure skiers love La Parva steep chute at La Chiminea, Cerro and La Cara, a steep south facing wall.
Chilean National Zoo
. As far as zoos go, it not spectacular, but it popular and they sell ice cream on hot days.The whole place looks as though it could use more shade, more grass, more water and a serious injection of cash, but do not let that put you off. There are some impressive animals at Chilean National Zoo, and it does make for a fun afternoon. The zoo website, found at Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, seems to want to reinforce that the zoo is conscientious about education, and the welfare of the animals.The Zoo is built into the side of Cerro San Cristobal. To get there, you can hike up the stairs or take the funicular from the base of the hill (at the end of Pia Nono street, nearest Metro is Baquedano) the zoo is about halfway up. The walk is not hard but for wheelchair and stroller access you should take the funicular.
Former National Congress Building
. The National Congress (Spanish Congreso Nacional) of Chile is the legislative branch of the government of the Republic of Chile.The National Congress of Chile was founded on July 4, 1811. It is a bicameral legislature comprised by the Chamber of Deputies (lower house), of 120 Deputies and by the Senate (upper house), formed by 38 Senators.The organisation of Congress and its powers and duties are defined in articles 42 to 59 of the current constitution and by the Constitutional Organic Law No. 18,918. Congress meets in the Chile Congress building, which was built during the last years of the Pinochet regime and stands in the port city of Valpara
El Morado Natural Monument
. You will find El Morado at the end of the road that crosses the Cajon del Maipo (G 25), just 93 km from Santiago. This mountainous 3000 plus hectare reserve will give you stunning views of the Andes and a chance to do some mountain climbing, trekking, horseback riding and camping under the stars at an altitude of 2000 meters.The best time to visit the area is between October and March, when the weather conditions are favorable and you can drive up to Ba
Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art
. Whether you are an artist, tourist, or just looking to escape a rainy day, the museums of Santiago are some of the best in the world. There no better way to understand a country than to view it through works of art. From political contemporary to Chilean fine arts, there something for everyone in Santiago art collections.One of the Museum most important objectives is to lead the field of visual arts, particularly in two aspects to maintain and strengthen its role as preserver of the national contemporary artistic memory, and to develop an annual agenda intended to maintain its positioning as the country most important art center.
Estadio Nacional Julio Mart
. Brasilia Estadio Nacional, thought to be on standby for extra World Cup games, hosted Confederations Cup matches in June. Photograph Carl Recine/Action ImagesBras
. Maipo volcano lies on the Chile Argentina border 108 km SE of Santiago. The volcano contains a 15 x 20 km caldera. Volcan Don Casimiro and Cerro Listado are cones located on SW rim and SW flank of the caldera. Ashfall deposits are visible on glacial ice. Parasitic cones are present on the east flank of the volcano.his volcano is situated in the central west area of Mendoza, on the border with Chile. Its attractive shape is reflected on the Laguna del Diamante waters, today considered an ecological reserve. To reach its base it is necessary to cross a mountain chain covered in snow until the middle of the summer. For this reason the season for climbing this mountain is short. The effort in climbing this volcano is constantly rewarded as you climb up. The view of the lagoon and its surrounding area is quite spectacular from the volcano.
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
. Santiago Cathedral or Catedral Metropolitana is considered one of the finest pieces of religious architecture in South America. This is the Catedral Metropolitana fourth incarnation (as well as numerous touchups) since a church was first dedicated on this spot in 1561, and must be one of its loveliest.It was most recently rebuilt in the 1750s, with the help of Italian architect Joaqu
Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
. Estadio Bicentenario Municipal de La Florida is a multi purpose stadium, located in La Florida, in eastern Santiago, Chile. It is the home stadium of Chilean football team Audax Italiano. The stadium was built in 1986 and rebuilt in 2008.The stadium also hosts a variety of events such as summer theatre festivals and music concerts, such as the KISS concert in early 2009. Faith No More performed at the stadium on October 30, 2009 as part of their The Second Coming Tour. The stadium has also been used for concerts by System of a Down, Primus, Rage Against the Machine, The Mars Volta, The Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Rammstein among others, and also hosted the concert of Faith No More The Second Coming Tour after over 30,000 people signed an online petition for the band to close the tour in Chile.
Titanium La Portada
. Because the building is located between Santiago Metropolitan Park and San Luis Hill, where the city narrows and wind and water are joined by the rhythm of nature and urban life, La Portada tower facades were designed to imitate wind filled sails and rotate on their vertical axes, acting as a great urban door, said architect Abraham Senerman Lamas.Floor to ceiling panoramic windows, created using window bonding with silicone sealants, provide exceptional views of the Andes Mountains, while the curtainwalls are made of highly efficient, double glazed panels to maximize light entry and minimize solar radiation.In fact, Torre Titanium La Portada, which is constructed of reinforced concrete,granite, aluminum, steel and glass, is the first building in Chile to receive LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Laguna del Diamante
. Laguna del Diamante is a lake located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, in the San Carlos Department, some 198 km from Mendoza. It covers a surface area of about 14.1 km2 and is one of the largest freshwater resources in the Province. Nearby is Maipo volcano. The volcano and its reflection in the lake forms diamond shape image, which gives the lake its name. It is known for its stunning beauty. However, few get the chance to see it because it is passable only in February and only via an off road vehicle.It is interesting to point out, the effects on vegetation, where clumps of grasses generally acquire the form of circles or polkrogoma. The geocryology is the science that studies the effects of low temperatures on the earth surface. The freezing and thawing of soil exerts a major effect on the materials from the crust and therefore determines the distribution of plants and animals. A very important condition is the time during which these layers at the top of the crust remain frozen and the time during which they are subjected to continuous cycles of freezing and thawing. All the Andes are regarded as cold land or cryogenic.
. Barrio Patronato (Patronato Neighborhood) is a traditional neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. It is bounded by Avenida Recoleta from the west, Bellavista Street from the south, Loreto Street from the east, and Dominica street from the north. Administratively, it corresponds to Junta de Vecinos no. 34 (Neighborhood Council No.34) Andr