Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Santiago. WTR's Santiago map shows you the location of the The Palacio de Bellas Artes and the The Museo Chileno de Arte Pre-Columbino .
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Bocanariz and what to order at New Horizon. Then you're off to Valparaiso.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Santiago
Getting around Santiago
Public transportation in Santiago
WTR's Tony Transit says here’s the info you need for public transportation in Santiago (internations.org/santiago-de-chile-expats/guide/living-in-santiago-de-chile-15842/public-transport-in-santiago-2)
People Watching for Santiago
Our Francois Flaneur says find a cafe or spot on Isidora Goyenchea Avenue for the best "PW".
Dining in Santiago
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best place to dine in Valparaiso is at Portofino - L & D: Daily, Bellamor 301, 2 621 464
The view and the food are spectacular.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in Santiago
Our Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is in The Bellavista district, Barrio Brasil and Plaza Nunoa.
Shopping areas in Santiago
WTR's Shari Shopper says for the best shopping Go to Calle Alonso de Cordova in Vitacura and/or next to the Estacion Central on the pedestrian streets of Meiggs, Campbell, Garland and Salvador Sanfuentes.
Grape Experience in Santiago
Our Winnie Winesnob notes that Chile grows most of the major varietals, whites (Chardonnay, Riesling and Viognier) are planted in greater amounts than the reds.
Chile’s signature grape is Carmenere. Carmenere is the deepest, darkest, purple of all red grapes and needs a long growing season to reach its full potential. It’s rich in fruit and spice (think blackberries and black pepper), with smooth, well-rounded tannins, making it a very pleasing and easy to drink varietal.
Enjoy it with red meats and corn-based dishes, such as Chile’s favorite pastel de choclo (corn and meat pie), or take advantage of its natural fruity spiciness and serve it up with Indian curry or a Mexican mole.
U.S. Embassy (http://chile.usembassy.gov/)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/
Recognition for Santiago
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Santiago
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Palacio de Bellas Artes
Now to July 1, 2018 see James Smith
The first individual exhibition of the Chilean artist James Smith (1924 - 2012) at the National Museum of Fine Arts, is composed of documents, sketches and more than eighty drawings and paintings and is the result of the management, research and curator of Gustavo Poblete, Jr. of the outstanding geometric artist Gustavo Poblete Catalán, who shared a close friendship with Smith.