10 Images of Santiago, Chile That Will Make You Rethink the City

10 Images of Santiago, Chile That Will Make You Rethink the City

Palacio de la Moneda - JoeBaur

The Palacio de La Moneda, capitol building of Chile. This was where the CIA-supported coup against Salvador Allende’s democratically elected government took place on September 11, 1973. Augosto Pinochet took over, becoming one of the most ruthless military dictators in the 20th Century until a grassroots campaign of activists had him ousted in 1990.

Salvador Allende Statue - JoeBaur

A statue of the aforementioned socialist leader. Allende, by most accounts, took his own life in office reportedly using a weapon given to him by Fidel Castro rather than be captured by Pinochet.

Chilean Flag - JoeBaur

Admittedly not my favorite picture, but I loved the gargantuan Chilean flag.

Santiago de Chile - JoeBaur

Granted I still have plenty of traveling to do in Latin America, but Santiago de Chile displayed the most attention to deal in its architecture and art than any other city I had seen in the region.

Catedral de Santiago - JoeBaur

Catedral Metropolitana de Santiago attracts no shortage of worshippers and tourists along the lively Plaza de Armas.

Inside Catedral de Santiago - JoeBaur

Inside Catedral Metropolitana.

Mercado Central de Santiago, Chile - JoeBaur

Outside Mercado Central just on the outskirts of central Santiago.

Concha y Toro Chile - JoeBaur

Touring around the vineyards of Concha y Toro.

Concha y Toro Grapes - JoeBaur

A close look at some of the grapes at Concha y Toro that will later become delicious, delicious wine.

Concha y Toro Vineyards - JoeBaur

A wide look at the vineyards of Concha y Toro.

Disclosure: This visit was sponsored by LATAM Airlines Group and Servicio Nacional de Turismo Chile. As always, all opinions are my own.

Share this story:
Joe Baur
Joe Baur
Joe is a travel author (Talking Tico) and podcaster who's constantly looking to get off the tourist trek in search of new stories. He enjoys few things more than a hoppy beer and chorizo in good company. Give him these things and he will be your friend for life.
  • Great views from the city who saw me grow up 😉

    • Joe

      Truly is a wonderful city!