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Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago

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Where: Around Lastarria area

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Language: English & Spanish

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Duration: 2 hours

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Price: Free

All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations

Discover Santiago through its contrasts and find out why it has become a magnet for thousands of immigrants. Join the Free Tour of Santiago’s Historical Centre to learn about the influence of natural disasters in its architecture while listening to tales of diversity, colonisation, and an ever present indigenous past. Contemplate the city from Santa Lucia Hill and discover where Santiago’s history began. Be amazed by the Church and Convent of Los Agustinos. Understand the European influence and visit old neighbourhoods in which their art and cultural offer will make you want to stay forever. Walk through the Plaza de Armas and enjoy cosmopolitan Santiago. Go into narrow alleyways full of shops set up by immigrants with entrepreneurial spirit, and find out where you can have the best sopaipilla and empanada. Learn about the Cafés con Piernas, the most bizarre business model in South America which is unique to Santiago. On the Free Tour of Santiago’s Historical Centre you will find the key ingredients that have made Santiago one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the continent. Come and discover the hidden jewel of South America!

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago Highlights

  • Learn about the military coup of 1973, one of the most controversial times in Chilean recent history, and hear both sides of the story.
  • Discover the old trades of the city which survive in modern day Santiago such as boot cleaners, cobblers, knife sharpeners, and leather sewers.
  • Hear of old traditions in Santiago, such as having a jote and eating a pollito al velador, and what it means to be guachaca.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Around Lastarria area

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago Features

La Moneda Palace
Main Square
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
Santa Lucia Hill
Lastarria Neighbourhood
Paseo Bandera
Church and Convent of San Agustin
GAM, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center
Old Building of the Stock Exchange
Palace of the Courts of Justice
Municipal Theatre
The Former National Congress
La Moneda Palace

Main Square

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral

Santa Lucia Hill

Lastarria Neighbourhood

Paseo Bandera

Church and Convent of San Agustin

GAM, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center

Old Building of the Stock Exchange

Palace of the Courts of Justice

Municipal Theatre

The Former National Congress

La Moneda Palace
La Moneda Palace
Main Square
Main Square
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
Hill of Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Hill
Lastarria Neighbourhood
Lastarria Neighbourhood
Flag Ride
Paseo Bandera
Church and Convent of San Agustin
Church and Convent of San Agustin
Gam, Cultural Center Gabriela Mistral
GAM, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center
Old Building of the Stock Exchange
Old Building of the Stock Exchange
Palace of the Courts of Justice
Palace of the Courts of Justice
Municipal Theatre
Municipal Theatre
The Former National Congress
The Former National Congress
La Moneda Palace
La Moneda Palace

Main Square
Main Square

Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral

Hill of Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Hill

Lastarria Neighbourhood
Lastarria Neighbourhood

Flag Ride
Paseo Bandera

Church and Convent of San Agustin
Church and Convent of San Agustin

Gam, Cultural Center Gabriela Mistral
GAM, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center

Old Building of the Stock Exchange
Old Building of the Stock Exchange

Palace of the Courts of Justice
Palace of the Courts of Justice

Municipal Theatre
Municipal Theatre

The Former National Congress
The Former National Congress

Reviews

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Exactly what we were looking for

5 out of 5

Our guide gave us a very interesting walking tour of historical, geographical and cultural tour of the city. Our group was 10 strong and we all inter-reacted well. It took a full three hours and was exactly what we were looking for without having to read overblown tourist books. He was very approachable and would share any relevant questions with us all.

Mimek S - Glasgow, UK

August 2019

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An Excellent tour with Sergio

5 out of 5

This morning I joined the Historic Walking Tour with Sergio. The group was 8 people so easy to hear what was being said. Sergio made it very interesting with quite a few personal stories. I am now going to go back to the ice cream place he recommended. I have experienced walking tours in quite a few countries and I believe this one was excellent.

Margy P - Brisbane, Australia

January 2019

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FAQ

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago lasts around 2 hours.

You will receive the full meeting point details via e-mail after making a reservation.

Yes, it's very important to make a reservation in order to receive the exact meeting point details via e-mail on time. This also helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests, by knowing what the group size will be. It's free, quick, and easy to reserve!

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable you can book for a maximum of 9 people or less per reservation, per departure.

All tours are free. That means that at the end of the experience, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish, according to your enjoyment and possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high guest satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can join regardless of their budget.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Around Lastarria area

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Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

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