On January 11 we had a long travel day. We flew from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires and then Buenos Aires to Santiago, arriving just before midnight. We booked another apartment so that we could use some of our savings for a couple of day tours.
We hadn't really planned our itinerary for our 13 day stay in Santiago but knew we would at least go wine tasting…On Sunday, January 12 we strolled around our neighborhood - one of many strolls we would take. It's a very different scene on a Sunday - empty streets and pretty much everything is closed.
|Ghost Town on Sundays|
I won't bore you with which day we saw what so here's a summary of all the places we saw in Santiago between January 13 and January 23 (separate posts for the day tours we took).
|View from the laundry room of San Cristobal Hill|
|Walking around the Lastarria neighborhood|
|Lots of restaurant choices but not many places spoke English|
|Nice building in the neighborhood|
|Lots of stray dogs laying around|
|New York Avenue|
|Cathedral Metropolitana de Santiago|
|Inside the Cathedral Metropolitana de Santiago|
|Another shot of the Cathedral Metropolitana de Santiago|
|Cathedral Metropolitana de Santiago and Plaza de Armas (being renovated)|
|Mercado Central has lots of seafood|
|Nuestra Senora Del Rosario|
|Nice building for the central post office|
|This is across the street from Plaza de Armas (which is being renovated)|
The Bella Vista neighborhood was cute. Walking there we passed by a museum and park.
|Paul is admiring the statue|
|Museo de Bellas Artes|
|Dog houses for the many strays in the city|
|Walking towards San Cristobal Hill|
|Bella Vista neighborhood|
We decided to take yet another funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill.
|Chilean flag looks like the Texas flag|
|The view from San Cristobal Hill|
|Another view of Santiago|
|22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|This peak is the second highest point in the city|
|Surrounded by mountains|
|Close up of the statue|
|Pretty view at the top|
|Floating head in the garden|
|Here you can see the statue and the small chapel to the right|
We then walked back through the Bella Vista neighborhood.
|I liked this door|
|And this one|
|Walk signal is a little off|
|Passing by the Museo de Bellas Artes again|
We got another view of the city on top of Santa Lucia hill.
|There's a small church|
|View of San Cristobal Hill|
|View of Santiago|
|Paul is rock climbing|
We also checked out San Francisco Church and the Paris/London neighborhood.
|San Francisco Church|
|Entrance to San Francisco Church|
|The oldest colonial-era building in Chile|
|Yes, I like doors|
|The Paris/London neighborhood was cute|
|Cobblestone tree-lined streets|
|Strolling (and yes, he was whistling too)|
|What's up there?|
|Since we didn't make it to Easter Island, this was the next best thing|
|Iglesia La Merced (side view)|
|Iglesia La Merced (from the front)|
|Vega Central - another market where you can find everything|
|Like bins of pickled veggies and olives|
|Another cool door|