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LastarriaSantiago

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
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
4 out of 5

Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Costanera Center and Clinica Santa Maria are also within 3 miles ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (394 reviews)

"Liked room, restaurant, breakfast & staff. Modern clean interior"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb,2020

Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
Hotel Ismael
Hotel Ismael
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$161 per night

Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Costanera Center and Clinica Santa Maria are also within 3 miles ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (241 reviews)
Enticing and Charming Boutique Hotel

"Great location. Staff very helpful. The breakfast each day very good and the personnel involved with breakfast was super. He explained all the dishes and went out of his way to be sure we had what we wanted at breakfast. A very pleasant stay in a boutique hotel. The atmosphere of the lobby and the ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Apr,2020

Hotel Ismael
Apart Hotel Lastarria 43-61
Apart Hotel Lastarria 43-61
3 out of 5
The price is SG$72 per night

Located in Lastarria, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Plaza de Armas. Costanera Center and Clinica ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (150 reviews)

"The location is fantastic and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and gave us good recommendations. Airport pickup was very helpful. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck each night. Times are a little tense in Santiago and the staff explained it well. Wishing you the best for ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2020

Apart Hotel Lastarria 43-61
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago
5 out of 5

Located in Lastarria, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Plaza de Armas. Costanera Center and Clinica Santa Maria are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (278 reviews)

"The staffs are super friendly and helpful. Cleaning ladies are awesome!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar,2020

The Singular Santiago
Hotel Windsor Suites
Hotel Windsor Suites
3 out of 5

Located in Lastarria, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Plaza de Armas. Costanera Center and Clinica Santa ...

3.4/5Good! (153 reviews)

"too old and the smell not so good the need more care of this building"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov,2019

Hotel Windsor Suites
Hostel Boutique Merced 88
Hostel Boutique Merced 88
2 out of 5
Merced 88, Santiago, Metropolitana
The price is SG$34 per night

Located in Lastarria, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Forest Park and Santa Lucia Hill. Plaza de Armas and Palacio de la Moneda are also within 2 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (44 reviews)

"Great value for the money. The kind of place you stay when you are young & idealistic & broke. Not necessarily for traveling retired grandparents."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct,2019

Hostel Boutique Merced 88

Popular places to visit 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.

Costanera Center
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Costanera Center

4/5(14 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(30 reviews)

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

Palacio de la Moneda
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Palacio de la Moneda

4/5(14 reviews)

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

Santa Lucia Hill
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Santa Lucia Hill

4/5(16 reviews)

Climb the elegant stairs to the top of this central hill to enjoy panoramic views of Santiago and admire the ornate fountains, flower displays and amphitheater.

San Cristobal Hill
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San Cristobal Hill

4.5/5(20 reviews)

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

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