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Santiago is the capital and the largest city of Chile is also the largest city in the Americas. It is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city which is energetic and diverse due to its many contrasting neighbourhoods. It is home to many events and international festivals and one of the most visited cities in the country which never sleeps. On a visit to this beautiful city, you will come across beautiful art galleries, design shops, handicraft markets, amazing restaurants, bars and cafes. It is indeed a wonderful place for strolling as each of its neighbourhood has its own distinct character. Its grand architecture, pedestrian malls, a happening nightlife and world-class hotels surely make it a worthy destination to visit. So pack your bags now and fly to Santiago as the city is waiting for you.
The bustling city of Santiago has something for its every visitor. Start your sightseeing trip to Santiago with a visit to Plaza de Armas which is considered as the historic center of the city. Lined with palm trees the square is surrounded by many historical buildings such as Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office and Royal Court Palace etc which truly deserves a visit. If you are in the city you just can’t ignore its bustling markets. The most notable are Los Dominicos and Santa Lucia famous for traditional arts and handicraft items. Another notable market is Mercado Central which is considered as the historical landmark of the city and was ranked as the fifth-best market in the world by the National Geographic. Visit the Barrio Bellavista the neighbourhood of the city’s bohemian quarter is quite an attractive place to visit where artists and intellectuals live, work and play. You surely love to visit Cerro Santa Lucia a hill in the central Santiago that represents the remains of 15 million year old volcano is now decked with a park, a sanctuary, fountains and a castle. You will also find some great views of Santiago over its top. If you love adventure and skiing is your favourite then don’t miss a visit to Valle Nevado which is an incredible spot and just 90 minutes drive from Santiago offers some of the best skiing in the Andes.
The seasons in South America are reverse to Europe. In the country the summer months are December to February, autumn is from March to May, winter is from June to August and spring is from September to November. The best time to visit Santiago is from late September to November in from March to May. The spring and fall are alluring as there is plenty of sunshine, less crowd and affordable flights and hotels.
There are various cheap flights from London, United Kingdom to Santiago. Various airlines that offer flights between both the destinations are United Airlines, Alitalia, British Airways, Air France, KLM, Iberia, Air Canada, AeroMexico, American Airlines, LATAM, Delta, Emirates and Qantas etc are the prominent one. There are 10 direct flights from Heathrow, London to Santiago per week and Iberia and British Airways are the frequent flyers. From London to Santiago Tuesday is the cheapest day whereas Wednesday is the most expensive one.
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