Walking Tour: Art Galleries of Santiago (Self Guided), Santiago

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city with many things to offer. If you want to learn more about Chilean culture, visit some of the art galleries of Santiago. The most popular collections of Chilean artists are displayed in galleries and cultural centers in the downtown area of the city. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most visited galleries:
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Walking Tour: Art Galleries of Santiago Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour: Art Galleries of Santiago
Guide Location: Chile » Santiago (See other walking tours in Santiago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 4
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: vickyc
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Center of Extension

1) Center of Extension

There are many things to see in Centro de Extension but the highlight has to be its Art Gallery. Here you will find contemporary art exhibits of local young artists as well as collections from some well-known Chilean artists.
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Center of Alameda Arts

2) Center of Alameda Arts

Center of Alameda Arts is another place that offers, among other things, exhibits of contemporary art. Many Chilean artists come to this center to set up a temporary display of their collections. The center also features restaurants and cafes in the building.
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Museum of Contemporary Art

3) Museum of Contemporary Art

Art lovers will definitely marvel at this iconic museum, located in Parque Forestal, because not only does it house a rich collection of artwork from Chile, but also from other countries. It has been the center of visual art, as well as the keeper of international artistic heritage for over half a century.

More than two thousand art pieces have been stored in this museum, featuring internationally acclaimed Chilean and foreign artists, such as Emilio Pettoruti, Roberto Matta and Isamu Noguchi. The museum is administered by the Art Department of the University of Chile and, as such, encourages artistic debate among students. It also takes in new artworks from budding artists and has become the source of fresh trends in the artistic world.

The Museum of Contemporary Art was constructed in the nineteenth century to a neoclassical design, but earthquakes, especially the one in 2010, ruined parts of the building. Still, this is one of the most beautiful architectural sights in Santiago and a rich depository of beautiful artwork, including engravings, sculptures and paintings by some of the best and most talented artists in the world, ranging from seasoned professionals to a new breed who have revolutionized the artistic scene.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cultural Center Estacion Mapocho

4) Cultural Center Estacion Mapocho

Once a bustling train station, the Estacion Mapocho was destroyed by earthquakes, which caused the decline of railway transport in the area. The building was revived in 1994 as a cultural venue, hosting concerts, trade exhibitions and art shows. The restoration, financed by the national government, preserved the original layout, created by architect Emilio Jecquier.

The four story building receives annually over one million visitors - art and culture lovers - from all over the world, who make their way to this iconic sight to appreciate Chilean cultural diversity and heritage. International fairs, conferences and congresses are regularly held here as well. Apart from being a symbol of national culture, the Center is also a testament to proper management and has never relied on outside funding to finance its operations. The venue is run by the Mapocho Station Cultural Corporation, which is a non-profit organization.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Santiago, Chile

Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santiago is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kids Self-Guided Tour of Santiago

Kids Self-Guided Tour of Santiago

Santiago offers great attractions for children. Your kids are sure to enjoy Fantasilandia, the Railway Museum, Zoo and sweets shops. The following self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular and educational attractions for kids in Santiago:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.3 km
Walking Tour: Santiago Churches and Cathedrals

Walking Tour: Santiago Churches and Cathedrals

The main religious buildings of Santiago were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and are set in the center of the city. These amazing buildings and monuments are mostly Catholic temples but there are a few Orthodox churches as well. The following self-guided walking tour will lead you to these sacred places:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Walking Tour: Providencia Commune of Santiago

Walking Tour: Providencia Commune of Santiago

Providencia is a commune in Santiago that includes the famous shopping and nightlife district of Bellevista. In this densely populated part of the city, you will see many mansions where the elite of Santiago once lived. The Metropolitan Zoo and Teleferico are also highlights of this area. This tour will take you to the most visited places of the commune:

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Santiago without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Santiago, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Self-Guided Tour: Landmarks of Santiago

Self-Guided Tour: Landmarks of Santiago

Santiago offers amazing views of beautiful mountains that surround the city. The hills that lie within the city have became landmarks due to the magnificent view of Santiago they offer and because of the monuments that sit upon them. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular landmarks of Santiago:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Bellavista Nightlife

Bellavista Nightlife

Santiago nightlife usually begins rather late, as locals prefer to go out after 1 am. Bellavista, one of the most popular districts in the city, is full of clubs and pubs that offer a wide variety of music styles, from Latin and salsa to electronic. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most trendy night clubs of Santiago:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km

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