Santiago a Mil Festival
The Santiago a Mil Festival event is the most significant performing arts in Chile. It falls in the month of January of each year since 1994 in the metropolitan area with a presence in theaters, streets and open spaces. Its programming includes national and international theater, dance and music, with an emphasis on contemporary aesthetics and new languages. Each issue reviews the artistic production of a guest country and incorporates a selection of the best shows produced in Chile during the last season, along with a sample of productions from Latin America, Europe and Asia.
On 11th September, Chile remembers the conflict between President Allende and General Pinochet. It is marked by cultural activities in many parks.
Every summer the Municipal Theatre puts on free concerts.
During Holy Week at the ending of March, many of Santiago's restaurants serve only fish.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Catedral de Santiago
The biggest church in Santiago where the Bishop holds Mass every Sunday. The Cathedral holds a collection of relics from priests past.
Cerro San Cristóbal
San Cristóbal Hill is the city's biggest hill. At the top you will find the chapel and landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. There's also the famous Camino Real restaurant, the Zoo and the Teleférico or cable car.
Cerro Santa Lucía
The famous location of the old Spanish forts.
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
The region's most important museum covering the early history of Latin America. You'll find exhibits tracing the cultures of the Peruvian Incas and the Mexican Mayas.
Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro
A meeting point for the writers and artists of Santiago. Every morning a fleamarket takes place near the coffee shops.
WHAT TO PACK
Santiago has four very distinct seasons, if you come in summer, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, in a good winter coat and umbrella, rain usually occurs between May and July, if you like the snow, will find yourself ski resorts within an hour's drive, so I recommend you bring parka and boots.