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Crowne Plaza Santiago

Explore Santiago

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Enjoy sweeping views of Santiago and explore the historic Manuel Foster Observatory from the highest point in the city, San Cristóbal Hill. After swimming in the Tupahue and Antilén pools, head down to the base for convenient access to the Chilean National Zoo.

What's New

Walking distance to Barrio Lastarria and Bellavista neighborhoods, these traditional districts not only stand out for its historic and architectural surroundings but also for its varied gastronomic choices and cultural activities. Chile is world known for its wine. Be sure to visit the Maipo and the Central Valleys to taste the new flavors in vineyards like Concha y Toro and Santa Carolina.


Avoid traffic, save money and travel more efficiently by using the subway, just two blocks from the hotel. Ask our concierge if you need assistance or directions to some of Santiago’s famous landmarks, such as the presidential palace, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Must Do

The Plaza de Armas places you in the center of Santiago’s historic district. Stroll down the palm-lined walkways to experience the beauty of the city’s antiquity and architecture, including the Correo Central and the Catedral Metropolitana. A few blocks away, it is worth highlighting the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, with an invaluable collection of pre-Hispanic pieces.

Don't Go Home Without

Maipo Valley and Central Valley vineyards, such as Vina Concha y Toro and Vina Santa Carolina are just a short drive from our hotel's address in Santiago, Chile. Tour these world-famous vineyards and sample wines unique to Chile, such as Carmenere.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Downtown Area (La Moneda, Plaza Armas, Cathedral)

Av.Libertador Bdo O'Higinns s/n, Santiago, Santiago

Government area, Historic Old Town and San Cristobal Hill.

Lastarria Gastronomic Neighborhood

Here you will find trendy bars serving regional wines and craft cocktails, and modern restaurants offering fusion food and innovative Chilean dishes. Street vendors sell local crafts and souvenirs. Visit the theaters, art galleries and artist's houses, among them Pablo Neruda's house La Chascona. On Bellavista St there are several shops that sell lapislázuli.

La Moneda Palace

Palacio La Moneda S/N, Santiago, Region Metropolitana

The seat of the government and Presidency, although the President doesn't live there. Its a neoclassic-style palace from where you can enjoy its inner patios and the changing of the guard which takes place at 10am in front of Plaza de la Constitución

National Museum of Fine Arts

Parque Forestal S/N, Santiago, Region Metropolitana

It is one of the works with which Chile celebrated the first hundred years of its independence. Under the glass cupola of the majestic interior hall is the sculpture collection, flanked by halls exhititing Chilean paintings

Biblioteca Nacional

Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 651, Santiago,

At the foot of the Santa Lucia Hill, it houses a gigantic collection of books, magazines, maps and historic archives, even some dating back to 1500, including some incunabular tomes.

El Colorado Ski Resort

At only 22 miles away from Las Condes, from its slopes at an average altitude of 9.840 ft - you can make out the view of Santiago. El Colorado is adjacent to Farellones, La Parva and Valle Nevado, which slopes can be accessed via a combined ticket.

Vina del Mar

An International Song Festival takes place every February in the "Garden City". This tourist capital of Chile offers modern buildings next to the beaches, top level shopping, spectacular restaurants, cultural events, casino and an active night life.

Valparaiso Port

Mansions and houses balance precariously on the hills of Valparaiso facing the Pacific Ocean. Walk through this city, part of Unesco's World Heritage, visit La Sebastiana one of Neruda's Houses, and take an elevator to enjoy a superb view of the port

Santa Lucia Hill

Called "Huelén" by natives. From the top there is a lovely panoramic view just like Pedro de Valdivia must have seen when he overlooked the valley in 1540. There is also a traditional cannon shot, fired from the hill to signal that it's noon.

San Cristobal Hill

Av Pedro de Valdivia and Pio Nono St., Santiago, Region Metropolitano

At the top of this hill dominated by a Statue of the Virgin there is a spectacular view, and you can go up on foot or by car, funicular railway or cable car. There are children playgrounds, swimming pools and the Metropolitan Zoo. You can also find the new Parque Aventura, park of outdoor experiences for the whole family (Canopy, Jump into the Void, Network Circuit, Hanging Bridge, Climbing Wall) //

Casa Piedra Convention Centre

Av. José María Escrivá de Balaguer 5800, Vitacura, Santiago,

CasaPiedra is located in the heart of the East sector, which concentrates a large amount of commercial activity; surrounded by the fastest and most direct paths to and from major hotels, shopping malls, airports and other strategic points of the city.

Plaza de Armas Square

As the nucleus of the city, the Cathedral and the Real Audiencia were placed around it. The Municipality of Santiago and the Fernandez Concha and Bulnes Portals are there. Recently remodelled it provides a good view. It is a meeting place for people.

Cousiño Macul Vineyard

Av Quilin 7100, Peñalolen, Region Metropolitana

It conducts a guided tour in English at 11:00 am from March to December. During the visit the processes for producing their famous wines are explained. Afterwards visitors can taste the wines, which cost three dollars for a glass of reserve wine.

Isla Negra Pablo Neruda

Visit one of Neruda's houses with its collections of figureheads and seashells and the poet's grave, facing the ocean. Visits Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 18pm. (74 miles from Santiago, along route 68, turn right in Casablanca toward Algarrobo.

Lastarria gastronomic and cultural neighberhood

Cultural and gastronomic area, with great rstaurants and bars. Also teather and local activities in this area.