Santiago – the city, the capital of Chile. The administrative center of the Capital Region and the province of Santiago. It is a conglomerate of 37-scattered communities without a single governing body. Located in the intermountain basin at the foot of the Andes at an altitude of 540 meters above sea level, less than 100 km to the east of the Pacific Ocean. The climate is Mediterranean. Prone to earthquakes.
Attractions Santiago can not compare to the grandeur of the city of Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro. There remained little buildings of colonial architecture, vacation, perhaps not as attractive as in other major cities in South America. However, Santiago has its own face, famous landmarks, colorful markets and interesting museums.
Many visit the capital of Chile, from here to go to the national parks of Patagonia, Easter Island or the Atacama desert. On all sides the city is surrounded by the majestic Andes, the longest mountain range in the world. The towering Andes provide not only a beautiful background for the Chilean capital, but also serve as a place of varied holiday: trekking, climbing, horse riding, skiing. The city is located just an hour’s drive from the beach resorts, and less than two hours of travel to the popular ski slopes. In just one day you can go skiing and then relax on the beach.