About Santiago


Let's have a look around into background of Santiago
  • Region: Region Metropolitana
  • Country: Chile
  • Latitude: -33.45
  • Longitude: -70.6666667
  • Time zone:  America/Santiago
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT  -3 hours

Weather in Santiago

  • Climate: Mediterran Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May and late-September to November

Location

Santiago de Chile or simply Santiago, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. The population is 7,314,176 according to 2015 census.

Distance from Santiago center to Airport

The closest major airport to Santiago, Chile is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL / SCEL).

  • Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km
  • Driving Time: 17 Minutes
  • Languages: Spanish followed by Mapudungun being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
  • Rail: Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE).
  • Road: Bus: Inter-Urban Buses.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 % of the Bill and 5 % directly to waiter.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 300-500 pesos
  • Housekeeper: 1000 pesos
  • Concierge: 5,000-10,000 pesos

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 300-500 pesos

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Estacion Central,
  • Quinta Normal,
  • Independencia

Emergency Contact Numbers in Santiago city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 132/133/131
  • Railroad: +56 2 2585 5050
  • Airport: +56 2 2690 1752 (Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport)
  • Hospital: +56 2 2574 1900 (Hospital San Juan de Dios)

Events

  • Santiago's Annual Love Parade
  • Festival of Foreign Colonies
  • Fiesta de San Pedro

Tourist Attractions

  • Palace of La Moneda
  • Equestrian Club of Santiago
  • Parque Forestal

Theatre & Concerts

  • Caupolican Theater
  • Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda
  • Mapocho Cultural Center

Visit Top Restaurants in Santiago

  • Latin Grill
  • Peumayen Ancestral Food
  • Naoki

Top Shopping Centers in Santiago

  • Parque Arauco
  • Mall Parque Arauco
  • Mall Sport

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National History Museum
  • National Museum of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of Natural History

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Samosas – New Horizon
  • Shrimp Risotto – Castillo Forestal
  • Sandwich – Fuente Alemana Alameda

Sports Club

  • Club Universidad de Chile – Football
  • Club Deportivo Universidad Católica – Football
  • Audax Italiano – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 1,340.59 CL$
  • Taxi: 300.00 CL$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 506,829.27 CL$
  • Cheap meal: 5,000.00 CL$
  • Gasoline: 744.48 CL$ / litre
  • 3 course meal: 30,000.00 CL$
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