General information about Santiago
Santiago is the capital of Chile, its largest city and its cultural, political and financial centre. It is located in the country’s central valley, at an elevation of 520 meters above mean sea level. Santiago is within a few hours both from the Pacific Ocean and the Cordillera de Los Andes.
Most of the civic life takes place in Santiago. Here you can find the Palacio de la Moneda (house of government), the Plaza de Armas and the buildings that hold the judiciary and executive branches. Neighborhoods like Providencia, Bellavista, Las Condes and Vitacura mix commerce with diverse gastronomical options.