Considered a city of contrasts, it is a blend of modern architecture, traditional neighborhoods and many parks.
With an excellent road infrastructure and a subway network of great renown, today distances among urban sites are no longer a problem, particularly this year when a revolutionary urban transportation program (Transantiago) will start aiming to completely link up the whole capital thanks to its surface and underground connections through Metro (Metropolitan Subway).
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ValparaísoValparaíso, located less than two hours away from Santiago, is a Cultural Patrimony of Mankind (declared by UNESCO).
The most attractive points may be visited thanks to its 16 funiculars which date from 1880 and connect the high parts of the city with the plane.
In this city, holder of many museums, stand out as a must among its many sites of interest, “La Sebastiana”, which is one of the homes of the poet Pablo Neruda, and “Casa Mistral”, home of Gabriela Mistral, the other Chilean Nobel Prize in literature.
Viña del Mar, known as “Garden City” is among the most important seaside resorts in Chile, with an excellent tourist infrastructure and a wide cultural offer.