Free Historical Centre Tour of Santiago
When: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun
Where: Visual Arts Museum
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 3 hours
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!
La Moneda Palace
Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral
Santa Lucia Hill
Church and Convent of San Agustin
GAM, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center
Old Building of the Stock Exchange
Palace of the Courts of Justice
The Former National Congress
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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
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
By the Visual Arts Museum, at the Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro (See Map).
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.
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.
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.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.