The Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is Santiago, Chile's is the outside world's gateway to Chile. The Airport offers shopping, hotels, restaurants and other amenities. I found this airport to be very convenient, clean leading to a very pleasant experience....more
While strolling down Isidora Goyenechea street we ran into a big protest by Mapuche Indians in front of the UNICEF building. It was in process for the six days that we were in Santiago. I was able to talk to one of the head Mapuches and I was told they were protesting the killing of two Mapuche youths in the...more
The San Cristobal funicular takes you up to San Cristobal Hill which is a part of Parque Metropolitano de Santiago. The funicular was built in 1927. When you take it up to the top you pass the Santiago Zoo.
The Parque Aruaco mall foodcourt is one of the finest of it's kind in all the world. I have never seen so many different restaurants in one place. There was a Mickie Dees, Burger King, Pizza Hut, and many more.
When the earthquake hit Chile in 2010, this Church's belltower ended up in Avendia Providencia (the main drag in Santiago). To this day, the Church authorities have not been able to build a new belltower. There are big cracks that can be seen in the front of the fascade. I took a few pictures that...more