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Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago

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When: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun

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Where: Visual Arts Museum

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 10:30

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Duration: 3 hours

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Price: Free

Discover Santiago through its contrasts and find out why it has become a magnet for thousands of immigrants. In our Free Tour of Santiago’s Historical Centre you will 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 our Free Tour of Santiago’s Historical Centre we will reveal 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: Visual Arts Museum

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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

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5/5 Stars

The tour was very informative and we saw important sights for the topic of the tour. We got further tips and recommendations from the guide (Larisa Grbic) on request and were hosted very well the whole tour. We will recommend the tour to others.

- Philipp Igla

January, 2018

We would love to do another tour

5/5 Stars

Vanesa did a great job of keeping our interest and giving us a history lesson on Chile and Santiago. She has wonderful energy and we enjoyed our time with her. We would love to do another tour with her.

- David Kaufman

December, 2017

Starting Point

Starting Point: Visual Arts Museum

By the Visual Arts Museum, at the Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro (See Map).

FAQ

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago runs every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun day at 10.30 by the Visual Arts Museum, at the Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro. No tours on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1st of January.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago ends around Plaza de Armas.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago lasts 3h.

Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.

Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a red umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please contact us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215.

Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join our regular tours. Instead , please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

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

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just $150.

We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together

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Meeting Point: Visual Arts Museum

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Price: Free

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