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Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile, located in the central valley of the country. It is the cultural, political, and economic center of the country. It is the most populous city in Chile, with an estimated population of 6.3 million in 2020.

Santiago is located in the central valley of Chile, between the Andes mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. The city is divided into several districts and is home to numerous parks, plazas, and monuments. It is a vibrant city with a rich cultural life, including renowned museums, art galleries, and theaters.

The city was founded in 1541 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia. It was the site of several important historical events, including the Chilean War of Independence, the Chilean Revolution of 1810, and the establishment of the Republic of Chile in 1818.

Santiago is home to several universities, including the University of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and the University of Santiago. It is also home to numerous cultural institutions, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Chilean National Library.

The city has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It is a major commercial center and is home to numerous international companies, banks, and financial institutions. The city is also home to a vibrant nightlife, with numerous bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Excursion tips for a day in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is a vibrant city with a variety of activities to enjoy during your stay. Here are some of the top things to do in Santiago de Chile in one day:

1. Visit the Plaza de Armas: This is the main square in Santiago, located in the heart of the city. Here you can admire the architecture of the Cathedral and the National History Museum, and take in the hustle and bustle of the city.

2. Explore the Mercado Central: This vibrant market is a great place to sample local Chilean cuisine and pick up souvenirs.

3. Take a walking tour: Santiago has a rich history and culture, and a walking tour is a great way to explore the city.

4. Visit the Cerro San Cristobal: Located in the Bellavista neighborhood, this hill offers stunning views of the city and is a great place to hike or bike.

5. Explore Bellavista: This vibrant neighborhood is full of art galleries, restaurants, and nightlife.

6. Visit the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art: This museum houses a large collection of pre-Columbian artifacts and is a great way to learn more about the history of Chile.

7. Check out the La Moneda Palace: This is the official residence of the President of Chile and is a must-see for any tourist.

8. Enjoy a Pisco Sour: This is a popular Chilean cocktail that you must try during your stay.

9. Visit the Cementerio General: This is the largest cemetery in Santiago and is a great place to learn more about Chilean culture and history.

10. Shop at the Lastarria neighborhood: This is an up-and-coming neighborhood with a variety of boutique shops and restaurants.

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The climate in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild and wet winters, hot and dry summers, and two transitional seasons in between. In winter (June-August), temperatures range from 10-20 degrees Celsius and there is frequent rainfall. Spring (September-November) is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from 17-25 degrees Celsius. Summer (December-February) is hot and dry with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius. Finally, autumn (March-May) is mild and dry with temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees Celsius.

Cruise weather for Santiago de Chile

Our weather forecast for Santiago de Chile helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 11 °C
8.6 m/s
10.4 m/s
87.3 %
24.1 m
39.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 15.9 °C
min: 10.8 °C
8.6 m/s
9.4 m/s
97.5 %
24.1 m
62.3 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 9.1 °C
4.7 m/s
4.7 m/s
86.3 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 10.6 °C
5.0 m/s
5.4 m/s
83.6 %
24.1 m
60.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 8.7 °C
4.7 m/s
7.6 m/s
99.7 %
21.4 m
87.8 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.0 °C
min: 7.4 °C
6.5 m/s
7.2 m/s
15.3 %
24.1 m
78.0 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.8 °C
min: 8.3 °C
5.4 m/s
3.6 m/s
34.5 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 8.9 °C
6.5 m/s
8.3 m/s
47.5 %
24.1 m
71.9 %
1,026 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 9.7 °C
5.8 m/s
7.6 m/s
33.2 %
24.1 m
61.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.2 °C
min: 11.6 °C
3.6 m/s
4.3 m/s
1.1 %
24.1 m
40.0 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 13.1 °C
7.9 m/s
7.9 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
43.3 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 11.3 °C
4.7 m/s
4.3 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
57.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 12.4 °C
4.0 m/s
3.6 m/s
37.7 %
24.1 m
55.0 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Santiago de Chile

Would you like to travel to Santiago de Chile on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Santiago de Chile.

Scheduled ship calls in Santiago de Chile, Chile
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Dec. 2024 Majestic Princess 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Dec. 2024 MS Marina 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 12th 2025 Wednesday, 12th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 16th 2025 Sunday, 16th of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Feb. 2025 Sapphire Princess 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 25th 2025 Tuesday, 25th of Feb. 2025 Queen Victoria 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2025 Thursday, 6th of Mar. 2025 MS Marina 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 21st 2025 Friday, 21st of Mar. 2025 Sapphire Princess 05:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2025 Saturday, 20th of Dec. 2025 MS Marina 04:00 pm 12:00 am
Dec. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Dec. 2025 MS Marina 12:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2026 Sunday, 1st of Feb. 2026 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2026 Sunday, 15th of Feb. 2026 MS Marina 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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