Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital of Chile. It is the main urban center of the country and its metropolitan area known as Gran Santiago. It is also the capital of the Metropolitan Region. Santiago de Chile is considered the second best city to do business in Latin America and the third largest city in South America with better quality of life as well as the second safest city in South America, in March 2012 was ranked as the third most competitive South American city.
Santiago is the right place to choose to major conventions in Latin America, with its developed infrastructure services such as a modern airport, high level Hotelery, event centers, restaurants, tourist transport services, etc. and also has a comprehensive transportation system that connects various parts of the city. Santiago's metro is one of the most modern subways in the world and has 210 miles of urban highways passing through the city connecting the center with the different areas of the capital.
Santiago has a rich cultural life with about 40 art galleries and 30 museums of different types to be visited. In tourism, the city center is the meeting point for all visitors. The Palacio de la Moneda, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and the Red House are the most popular. The bohemian neighborhoods of Bellavista and Lastarria among others stand out as having excellent restaurants, art galleries, pubs and houses of renowned writers. They also emphasize other neighborhoods with its modern buildings and a peaceful setting as Las Condes and Providencia. Visit the San Cristobal hill is a great experience that lets you see the city from above and visit the zoo.
Lovers of good wine will have the opportunity to visit important vineyards and wineries that are considered the most important in the country, located a few kilometers from the city. The proximity of Santiago with the Andes mountains to enjoy its modern ski resorts such as Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado, Portillo.