LastarriaSantiago

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Visit this central Santiago neighborhood to relax on the lawns of Forest Park, eat in one of its many restaurants and browse weekend antique fairs.

Popular with intellectuals, politicians, architects, artists and writers, Lastarria is a bustling neighborhood, or “barrio,” in central Santiago. Walk along winding streets to discover a fusion of cultural and historical activities, gastronomy, relaxation and recreation.

Start your visit at the pretty Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, built on the site of the former home of Pedro de Valdivia, the founder of Santiago. Stroll along José Victorino Lastarria street to discover cafés, bookstores, cinemas and theaters. Browse the stalls of the Feria de Antigüedades (Antiques Fair), which takes place from Thursday to Sunday along the street’s pedestrian-only northern end.

Admire the elegant architecture and visit the museums set around the cobblestone Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro. See rotating exhibitions of contemporary art at the Museo de Artes Visuales (Museum of Visual Arts). Learn about Chile’s indigenous cultures at the Museo Arqueológico de Santiago (Archaeology Museum of Santiago). One ticket grants admission to both museums.

Go to the picturesque Parque Forestal (Forest Park) to walk, exercise or relax on grassy lawns. See a collection of sculptures by revered artists such as Colombian Fernando Botero. Find more art at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts), both housed in a grand neoclassical palace.

Pay to take a guided tour of the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral, which once served as the headquarters for Chile’s military government. Afterward, enjoy theater and dance performances, art exhibitions and movie screenings in the complex. Climb the nearby stairs to Cerro Santa Lucía (Santa Lucia Hill) for panoramic views of Santiago’s cityscape. This hilltop is where Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541.

Visit in April for Ñam Santiago, a festival of Latin American cuisine. Watch cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs. In the neighborhood’s restaurants, you can sample cuisine from all corners of Latin America.

This European-style neighborhood lies between Parque Forestal and Cerro Santa Lucía. Lastarria is a 15-minute walk from Plaza de Armas. The neighborhood is easily accessible via public buses and the metro. Catch the metro to the stops of Bellas Artes or Universidad Católica.

Top hotels in Lastarria

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago
5 out of 5
Merced 294, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
SG$388
per night
12 Dec-13 Dec

Located in Lastarria, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park, Santiago Town Square and Plaza de Armas. Plaza de la Constitucion and Palacio ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (245 reviews)

"Excellent all around. Concierge was superb. Location. Great place to stay all around."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep,2019

The Singular Santiago
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
4 out of 5
Jose Victorino Lastarria 299, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
SG$224
per night
11 Dec-12 Dec

Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lastarria District, Santiago Town Square and Plaza de Armas. Plaza de la Constitucion and Palacio ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (372 reviews)

"Excellent staff from door man, concierge, bell boy to maid service. Informative, friendly, polite and so hospitable. Extremely quiet, despite our room in close proximity to elevator. Very comfortable beds."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2019

Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
Luciano K Hotel
Luciano K Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Merced, 84, Lastarria, Santiago, Región Metropolitana
SG$146
per night
18 Dec-19 Dec

Located in Lastarria, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Santiago Town Square and Plaza de la Constitucion are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (305 reviews)

"Very friendly staff who went above and beyond. We arrived during poor social climate but we felt safe and at home. We highly recommend this hotel, it's one of the best we've ever stayed in!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec,2019

Luciano K Hotel
Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Coronel Santiago Bueras 188, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
SG$158
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

This family-friendly Santiago hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Santiago Town Square and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (299 reviews)

"Excellent location in Lastarria, walking distance to many cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, etc. Fantastic terrace and pool in back. Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov,2019

Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel
Hotel Ismael
Hotel Ismael
3.5 out of 5
Ismael Valdes Vergara 312, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
SG$184
per night
20 Dec-21 Dec

Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park, Santiago Town Square and Plaza de Armas. Plaza de la Constitucion and Palacio de ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (232 reviews)
Lovely boutique hotel

"Excellant location as lots to see within walking distance Breakfast lovely with omelettes to order Tea/coffee always available with small biscuits and fruit Quiet spot ! a haven from the traffic and noise of Santiago"…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep,2019

Hotel Ismael
Hostal Forestal
Hostal Forestal
2 out of 5
Coronel Santiago Bueras 122, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
SG$14
per night
21 Dec-22 Dec

Located in Lastarria, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Santiago Town Square and University of Chile are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (159 reviews)

"Very Social hostel with a lot of sponsored events. There were always people in the common areas. Rooms were clean and the location was close to tons of things...but the street was a little sketchy at night."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun,2019

Hostal Forestal

Popular things to do in Lastarria

Forest Park
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Forest Park

Major art museums and a sculpture collection, manicured lawns and a children’s playground make this one of Santiago’s most-loved public parks.

Palacio de la Moneda
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Palacio de la Moneda

4/5(12 reviews)

Visit the courtyards of this magnificent neoclassical palace, watch the changing of the guard ceremony and enjoy contemporary and visual art exhibitions.

San Cristobal Hill
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San Cristobal Hill

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Visit this picturesque hilltop and urban park, which has spectacular city views, walking trails, botanical gardens and family-friendly activities.

Costanera Center
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Costanera Center

4/5(12 reviews)

Discover hundreds of retail outlets, cafés and restaurants, and see one of South America’s tallest buildings at this modern retail and business center.

Plaza de Armas
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Plaza de Armas

4/5(24 reviews)

This historic central square is home to magnificent works of architecture, museums and a nice blend of city workers, street performers and artisans. 

University of Chile
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University of Chile

3.5/5(4 reviews)

Look around the historical buildings of Chile’s principal university for a glimpse into the lives of the local students and researchers.

Top activities in Lastarria

Full Day Andes Mountain Range, Panoramic Tour (ski centers)
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Full Day Andes Mountain Range, Panoramic Tour (ski centers)

SG$109

Get to know the ski centers Valle Nevado, El Colorado and Farellones on a full day panoramic tour with no more than twelve passengers in a comfortable vehicle with air conditioner. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel (the pickup time will be confirmed the day before) between 7 and 8 a.

Full Day Private Valparaiso tour and wine tasting
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Full Day Private Valparaiso tour and wine tasting

SG$199

Enjoy this private tour, get to know in depth thehistoric port city of Valparaíso (legislative capital and main port of the country) and also enjoy exquisite wines in an outstanding vineyard in the Casablanca Valley.

Santiago Private City Tour
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Santiago Private City Tour

SG$123

Surrounded by the stunning and beautiful “Cordillera de los Andes” (Andes range) the exciting and eclectic capital of Chile, Santiago, is located. According to the Mercer Ranking about life quality of 2017, it is considered as the third city with the best quality life in South America.

One day Trip to Portillo ski center, wines and archaeology
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One day Trip to Portillo ski center, wines and archaeology

SG$204

We will combine an archaeological visit withwine tasting, heading to the ski center Portillo (Laguna del Inca) Taste Chilean wines in a special and different location, among cactus and petroglyphs from morethan 1.000 years old in thePaidahuen archaeological park.

Full Day Ski Los Andes Mountains Tour
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Full Day Ski Los Andes Mountains Tour

SG$109

Farellones, El Colorado or Valle Nevado. You decide where you will develop the activities.

Casablanca Valley - The Wine Route - " The paradise of the wineries"
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Casablanca Valley - The Wine Route - " The paradise of the wineries"

SG$170

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Casablanca Valley, Casablanca Chile Visiting four organic wineries and tasting wines of this region. Include four glass of wines from Emiliana vineyard. Duration: 5 hours

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Bellavista
Bellavista which includes street scenes and outdoor art

Bellavista

Known for liveMusic, cafe, zoo

4/5(4 reviews)

Streets lined with murals, boutique shops, a lively nightlife, a picturesque urban park and a hilltop lookout make this one of Santiago’s most exciting neighborhoods.