Santiago is Chile’s capital and one of Latin America’s largest cities. The city sits in a basin, bordered by the Andes Mountains to the east and the Chilean Coastal range on the west.
The city is growing rapidly, thanks to booming construction in Santiago’s financial district and expanding public transportation. Navigate Santiago on its well-maintained subway to sites such as the Palacio de La Moneda or the Mercado Central, a market packed with fresh seafood.
Climb the winding stairs of the Cerro Santa Lucia for breathtaking views of the city; step back in time at the Palacio Cousiño, a 19th century mansion; check out outdoor performances in the Plaza de Armas.