Walking Tour: Vitacura Commune of Santiago (Self Guided), Santiago

Vaticura is the most fashionable and the richest commune in Santiago. Citizens with a very high income are known to live in this area. The best shops, wineries, and many commercial art galleries are located here. This tour will take you to the most popular places of Vitacura Commune:
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Walking Tour: Vitacura Commune of Santiago Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour: Vitacura Commune of Santiago
Guide Location: Chile » Santiago (See other walking tours in Santiago)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: vickyc
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Undurraga Vineyard

1) Undurraga Vineyard (must see)

In Vina Undurraga, you will taste a wide variety of Chilean wines that are popular in several countries. They are known for offering visitors a free glass of wine for tasting. Undurraga wines are described as "seductive" and are all high-quality wines.

Tours also include a scent room. Out of all the hundreds of scents that can happen in wine, the staff picked out about 40-50 that you can practice smelling. Some are familiar, like cinnamon or rasberry, but some you might not have thought about like green pepper or different soils.

Tip:
Make sure you get an English-speaking guide if Spanish is not your first or second language.
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Galería Ana María Matthei

2) Galería Ana María Matthei

Galería Ana María Matthei is an art gallery where well-known Chilean and foreign artists display their works. Its collections show mostly modern art and sculptures. Here you will see a variety of works from famous artists as well as young artists who are just starting out.
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Parque Bicentenario

3) Parque Bicentenario

Parque Bicentenario is a beautiful new park in Vitacura. It has a very nice restaurant, fun attractions for kids, and soothing lakes with beautiful, rare black-necked swans. The Centro Civico (Civic Center) de Vitacura is located in this park.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Galería Isabel Aninat

4) Galería Isabel Aninat

Galería Isabel Aninat is another great gallery in Vitacura that displays and sells works of international artists. Art lovers will enjoy the unique collection of paintings and sculptures from new artists. Isabel Aninat, the owner of the gallery, enjoys promoting the work of young artists to help them establish their name in the art world.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 20:00 / Friday: 10:00 - 19:00 hrs / Sat: 11:00 - 14:00 hrs
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José Fernández Joyero Jewelry Store

5) José Fernández Joyero Jewelry Store

In José Fernández, you will find an exquisite showcase of expensive Chilean jewels. The store offers a large selection of high quality gold and platinum rings and bracelets as well as sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, and other precious stones.
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Fashion Museum

6) Fashion Museum

The museum of fashion (El Museo de la Moda) in Santiago is housed in the former home of the affluent Bascunan Yarur family, which was built in 1958 by Charles Bolton, Luis Prieto and Sergio Larrain. The architecture reflects Japanese influence and the museum's collection duly corresponds to the legacy of the property's owners, and has been richly donated to over the years.

Various types of fabrics and clothing are found here, categorized by age and country of origin. There are also many other artifacts and furniture on display, each with a special appeal, totaling more than ten thousand objects, making it the most comprehensive recount of the history of fashion & design in Chile. There are sketches dating back to 1798, as well as photographs, posters, vinyl records, videos and other documents relevant to the world of fashion.

Also, there is a library specialized in textile-related publications, and a cafeteria, both of which are open to the public. The museum works Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
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Faba Store

7) Faba Store

Faba Store sells handmade jewels that incorporate the lapis lazuli gem stone. This rare gem is found in only 2 countries in the world, one of them being Chile. Chileans believe their culture is expressed in the jewelry made with their native treasure.

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Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

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Recoleta Commune Walk

Recoleta Commune Walk

Chilean capital Santiago is made up of several communes, of which perhaps the most famous is Recoleta. Established under the rule of Pinochet, Recoleta commune abounds in historic and architectural attractions: churches, parks and more. On this walking tour you visit some of the most notable sights of this part of Santiago.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Walking Tour: Art Galleries of Santiago

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Walking Tour: Santiago Museums

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Santiago, the capital of Chile, was founded by Spanish conquerers. As most other capitals, the heart of Santiago is full of museums rich in the culture and history of the city and of Chile. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most visited museums of Santiago:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 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
Kids Self-Guided Tour of Santiago

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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
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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

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