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Barrio Lastarria and Barrio Bellas Artes:

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These two triangular darlings of neighborhoods are European in feel but filled with Chilean delights. Both fit in the wedge created by the Alameda and Parque Forestal, but Lastarria is east of Cerro Santa Lucia and Bellas Artes is to the west of it. Three of Chile's best museums are located in these petite neighborhoods. Lastarria's staple of good restaurants and bars (and excellent ice cream ... read more
parlor) have made it one of the hippest neighborhoods for young people in recent years. Bellas Artes is where Santiago's cafe scene is centered. Most days small markets spring up on the pedestrian part of Lastarria, and behind the behemoth Gabriela Mistral Center.