Hidden Gems of Yungay: 9th coolest neighbourhood in the world.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on September 15, 2022

Hi! I'm Diego. I-m born and raised in Santiago and I've been a tour guide for the last 8 years in the central zone of Chile. I also have studies in English teaching so I'm effectively fluent in English. i-m a born traveler, father of a baby boy and arts aficionado. I have cycled more than 5 thousand kilometers along Chile and also part of Argentina. I've done several hikes as well so I can give lots of recomendations for those who are looking for outdoor adventures. Join me to see the best of Santiago with a real speaker of English!

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Tour description

9th coolest neighbourhood in the world- Barrio Yungay

If you're looking for an out-of-the mainstream tour in Santiago de Chile, in this tour you could explore some of the best alleys in Santiago where graffiti have taken over the first neighbourhood ever planned in Chile.
According to Timeout, Yungay is currently having a renaissance due to its  with "accessible, cutting-edge culture and nightlife; brilliant and affordable food and drink" at some incredible holes on the wall.

On this tour we're visiting the most remarkable places in this area (cause it's huge, we're doing only 1/4 of its size:

  • The Quinta normal park 
  • The human rights museum
  • Museum of education (Gabriela Mistral's former school)
  • "Cité" concept
  • Sound Museum
  • The current president's house (believe it or not).
  • Casona compañía
  • The french barber shop and its restaurant.
  • Stop at the Selvaggio bakery before "once time"
  • "Casa Gárgola"
  • Plaza Yungay
  • Álamos palace
  • Metro Cumming (final stop)

Come and join me to explore the B-side of downtown Santiago.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Matucana 466, Santiago, Región Metrop...
    Matucana 466, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    I'll be right outside the metro station Quinta Normal, a few steps into the "Quinta Normal" park with my red umbrella.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Parque Quinta Normal - Matucana
  • 2
    Free admission
    Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos - Matucana
  • 3
    Free admission
    Museo de La Educación Gabriela Mistral - Compañía de Jesús
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Pasaje Adriana Cousiño - Adriana Cousiño
  • 5
    Free admission
    Espacio Gárgola - Maipú
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Lucrecia Valdés de Barros Borgoño
  • 7
    Free admission
    Museo del Sonido - Huérfanos
  • 8
    Outside visit
    House of the president
  • 9
    Free admission
    Casona Compañía - Compañía de Jesús
  • 10
    Free admission
    Peluquería Francesa - Compañía de Jesús
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Selvaggio - Huerfanos
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Yungay Square - Santo Domingo
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Alamos Palace - Santo Domingo
  • 14
    Outside visit

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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Coline 28 Nov 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
El tour con Diego fue muy bueno. Se siente que sabe mucho sobre su ciudad y la historia en general y también que es atento a cada uno de los participantes, haciendo referencia a sus países, gustos etc... Recomiendo mucho este tour que permite conocer lugares ocultos del barrio, entrando a los lugares y experimentando.
Nathan 24 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Diego was a fantastic guide! We felt immersed in the neighborhood and not just like superficial visitors. The art was amazing, being able to actually go into some of the locations for a more immersive experience was incredible, and the bakery he took us to was 🤤 Highly recommend Diego's tour to anyone wanting to explore Yungay!!
Elaine 16 Nov 2023
São Paulo

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
A mi me gustó muchísimo sobretudo saber más de la historia de Chile através de sus artistas e sus obras magníficas. Sérgio és sensacional! Explicou tudo con muita clareza y respondió a todas las nuestras dudas y preguntas. Excelente!!!! Gracias!
Julia 11 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
A delightful and informative tour. This is a neighborhood we would have never visited had it not been for the tour, You will want to take lots of pictures!
Pat Johnson 11 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
The tour was with Sergio. Sergio is the best! Very knowledgeable! A great tour guide! Bravo!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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