Planning Your Time
While Santiago has a lower profile than Buenos Aires, it still has much to offer. Presuming only two days, though, visitors should get to know the central Plaza de Armas and vicinity, including the Mercado Central and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino; the Palacio de la Moneda and its new cultural center; Cerro Santa Lucía; poet Pablo Neruda’s La Chascona house; and a winery or two. With an additional day or two, there’s time for activities-oriented excursions such as hiking or rafting in the Cajón del Maipo, or wintertime skiing.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition