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Foundation of Santiago, Casco Antiguo and Republican History.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on December 27, 2019
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Santiago de Chile, a city of contrasts and mysteries, founded in 1541 on an ancient Inca settlement, has proven to be the capital of South America by being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with the presence of Peruvian, Haitian, Colombian, Venezuelan and others, who have contributed with their manners and gastronomy to the growth of the country.

We will talk about the republican history of Chile, explaining the events that led to the independence of this Spanish colony and how, over the years, a country was built that has been known as the cradle of brave Latin American warriors and heroes.

But it is not only history, we will talk about the mysteries that surround this metropolis, especially enchanted buildings, urban myths and the lineage of one of the most prolific serial killers of the colonial era, whose spirit still haunts these streets.

We will get to know the buildings of the three main powers of the State, the Judicial Power, the Legislative Power and we will finish our tour in front of the Executive Headquarters, the Palacio de la Moneda, where we will learn about the recent history of Chile and about the 1973 Coup d'etat.

Some highlights of the tour will be the following:

* Plaza de Armas and Town Hall.

*Cathedral and tomb of national heroes, including the Carrera Verdugo Family.

*Red House (Independence Process)

* La Quintrala Building and Church of the Augustinians.

*Estado, Huérfanos and Bandera Streets.

*National Congress.

*Palace of the Courts of Justice.

*Palacio de la Moneda and coup d'état of 1973.

*Finally, you can always count on our best data to have lunch or get to know other places in the city.

It should be noted that our guides are professionals authorized by the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Chile, certified under high international standards and all have authorization from Sernatur (National Tourism Service), the entity that regulates this activity in Chile.

We are the only ones with this standard.

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    Pl. de Armas 969-987, Santiago, Regió...
    Pl. de Armas 969-987, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    Arms Square of Santiago. At the foot of the sculpture of Don Pedro de Valdivia (on horseback) and the STGO brand icon. I will wear a black t-shirt or cap and a cap with the legend “Chile”.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Aitor 22 Nov 2022
Barcelona
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Un buen freetour para hacer en Santiago. Nos enseñó los lugares mas importantes y su historia. Muy buen guía. Muchas gracias :)
Mari... 08 Nov 2022
Canals
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
MUY INTERESANTE, DATOS HISTORICOS, INFORMACION UTIL Y FACIL DE ENTENDER. LO RECOMIENDO!!
Juan 06 Nov 2022
Madrid
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Genial todo.
Camila 19 Oct 2022
Fue una experiencia ótima! Fue bueno hacerlo en un domingo cuando no había tanta gente en el centro de la ciudad. El guia nos contó muchas cosas interesantes!
maria 28 Sep 2022
La Plata
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Excelente tour para conocer el centro historico de Santiago. Luego del tour nos fue evacuando dudas y nos dio recomendaciones de zonas y lugares gastronomicos
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 30 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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