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: 5
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Parque Bicentenario
  • José Fernández Joyero Jewelry Store
  • Faba Store
  • Galería Isabel Aninat
  • Fashion Museum
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Parque Bicentenario

1) 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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José Fernández Joyero Jewelry Store

2) 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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Faba Store

3) 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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Galería Isabel Aninat

4) Galería Isabel Aninat

Galería Isabel Aninat 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: Mon to Thu: 10:00 am - 8 pm / Fri: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sat: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.
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Fashion Museum

5) 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.

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.
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 or 2.5 Miles
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: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.8 Km or 6.1 Miles
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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 or 3.2 Miles
Santiago Introduction Walk

Santiago Introduction Walk

The downtown area of Chilean capital Santiago is a true treasure trove for architecture and history lovers. Spending time in Santiago, surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, will be even more enjoyable if you follow this orientation walk and explore the city's colonial past.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Walking Tour: Santiago Museums

Walking Tour: Santiago Museums

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 or 3.2 Miles
Walking Tour: Santiago Churches and Cathedrals

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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 or 4.2 Miles

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