With its colorful houses tumbling down the hillside to the port and its historic center designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque towns along Chile’s Pacific Coast. Here are your options for touring Valparaiso from Santiago.
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 6:50pm
Parque Forestal s/n Casilla 3209, Santiago de Chile
The Palacio de Bellas Artes is located on the northern edge of the historic district, five blocks from the Plaza de Armas, close to the river. This busy neighborhood isn't the easiest to navigate with a car, but there are several metro stops nearby. The L5 green line serves the Bellas Artes stop, right in front of the building.
The Palacio's entry fee is included as part of a Turistik, which gives you a day's access to double-decker buses that circuit past most of Santiago's attractions. Guided Spanish-language tours of the museum can be arranged for groups with one week advanced notice.
- Forestal Park (Parque Forestal)
- Barrio Lastarria
- Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucia)
- Red House (Casa Colorada)
- San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)
- National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural)
- Central Post Office
- Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
- Santiago Central Market (Mercado Central de Santiago)
- Chilean National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile)
- Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)
- San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal)
- Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino)
- La Vega Central Market