The grounds of this park were obtained by the canalization of the Mapocho River in 1891. In 1900 the administrator Enrique Cousiño began the construction of the Forestal Park with his fellow countryman Jorge Dubois. Many monuments, sculptures, and species of trees are found here. It is a must on Sundays for the people of Santiago, who come here for their weekly stroll. It is especially pretty in autumn and a blessing on hot summer days. It is an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle and noise of the large city.
This bar is the oldest venue for live music in Santiago. National and international bands, performing rock, hip hop, heavy metal and jazz perform.There are two parts to this venue, one with the stage and dancefloor and the other with the bar. There are tables, a long bar with stools and comfortable seats, all decorated in a simple manner. Steel and metal play an important role in this bar, as well as the dark atmosphere, both of which are ideal for concerts. In the entrance, photographs of bands that have performed there are hung on the painted and sculptured walls. It has a capacity for 250 people.
La Bicicleta Verde is a tour company that organizes guided cycling and walking tours, giving you a sustainable option for touring Santiago. Cycle and stop at local markets like La Vega Central, go wine tasting at local wineries, explore the gorgeous Casablanca Valley or walk around the Heritage Site of Valparaiso, irrespective of the tour you opt for, you are sure to have a good time. The breathtaking sights, sounds and aromas also make a tour with La Bicicleta quite a romantic adventure. If you want to explore Santiago at a leisurely pace, then do so by reserving a spot in one of their tours and get ready for a great time
Viña Cousiño Macul was established in 1856 by the Cousino family, making it one of the oldest wineries in Santiago. Still maintaining its family ownership, the company exports its wines all around South America, Mexico, United States, Canada, England, and Germany increasing its reputation as one of the finest producers of wine in the world with each passing day. This 19th-century winery is also open to the public, offering regular, premium and bicycle tours around the property. Tours include a guided tour of the wine cellars, followed by a series of wine tasting sessions.
Viña Undurraga was founded in 1885 by Francisco Undurraga Vicuña on his own land, which is situated 34 kilometers from Santiago on the road to Melipilla Antiguo. This was the first (and is currently the only) place to cultivate pre-phylloxera vines. Numerous dignitaries, including the Prince of Wales, Carlos de Borbón and Fernando de Babiera, have visited the vineyard. The beautiful gardens were designed by Pierre Dubois. Free, guided tours are available, which explain the bottling and labeling process and finish off in the gardens.
Perfect for all ages, this zoo offers educational activities and exhibits with exotic animals galore. With over 2,000 animals and 250 species, the Buin Zoo offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the various creatures. A popular marine show playfully educates visitors on the resident penguins and sea lions, while the exhibits like the Jaguar enclosure lets you quietly observe the majestic cats that can usually be found sleeping or sunning themselves. The zoo, like many others, is split into regions of the world. Explore the animals of the Savannah and trek your way across the arctic all without ever having to leave Santiago.
Explore Chilean culinary styles with the help of Foody Chile in Santiago. It is a service provider that offers food tours exploring gourmet, home style and traditional kitchens around the city. The other tours include The Santiago Craft Beer Tour, Maipo's Best Wine Tour and The Pacific Palate. It is one of the few one of the kind tour provider in the city.
Teatro La Comedia which is situated close to the Santa Lucía hill, is the home of the Ictus Theater Company, known for its excellent and innovative productions. The shows are contemporary in style and nature. There are two auditoriums, each accommodating a capacity of 150 people, featuring comfortable seating and a welcoming vibe. Offering discounts to students and pensioners, Teatro La Comedia invites you to a great evening.