Santiago is the most practical city in the world.
Civilized and tranquil, it serves as an escape from the buzz and vibrancy of the South American cities of Rio or Buenos Aires. In comparison with its Southern neighbors Santiago is more practical, than impressive with its pedestrian friendly center where you can cross the street safe without constantly turning your head left or right and maneuvering among cars.
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Santiaguinos believe their city is so tranquil that it always needs a good party and this has led to a record-breaking level of alcohol consumption in Santiago, especially among tourists. A safe city in most places - nit still has some element of danger so be careful of locals gradually trying to make you drunk.
Santiago is much more than partying with strong tequila. It is a city with hot Chilean spirit that is best reflected in its nightlife, dining out and colorful Barrio Brasil neighborhood – it is colored by renaissance touches a bit away from the traditional, but chaotic Chilean cityscape. Attractions include;
- Parque Forestal is a long tree-lined park running parallel to the Mapocho River
- La Moneda Palace, a presidential palace in Santigo
- La Chascona, one of homes of the famous poet Pablo Neruda
This Chilean bred poet painted the whole of Chile in the color of "esperanza", hope in Spanish, as he regarded the green ink he wrote with to be a color of hope. And all his hopes were toward better future ''with Spain in heart''. There were hard times in the 1930s when the transformation of Santiago into a modern and industrialized city started. In the following decades, Santiago flourished and continued to grow rapidly till 1981 when it went into economic crisis. But the economy recovered quickly, and since then was built a strong financial sector that continues to today.
This change in financial fortune caused such rapid growth in the population of the city during the 20th century that a population of 383,587 inhabitants in 1907 is multiplied almost by two nowadays.
With regards to the change in population, the number of tourists in Santiago swells that number even higher. You can make your stay in Santiago complete with Booked.net – reliable bookings and no agency fees.