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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
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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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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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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Sarah 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Great tour, and Diego was great, a neighbourhood with hidden gems I wouldn't have found on my own
Fran 25 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Una gran experiencia, un barrio con muchísimo encanto y arte en las calles y un guía que sabe lo que cuenta, recomendado x1000, imperdible!
Jeff 29 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
I really enjoyed this tour, and my girlfriend like it too but a bit less. The main thing is that this is primarily a graffiti tour, so you should know that and be keen to spend most of your time checking out the art and finding out about the artists. That was great for me, but she was hoping for more of a general history of the people and neighborhood and how that fit into Santiago as a whole (to be fair, Diego did adjust the tour slightly for us when he found out we didn't know that stuff already, and did add in more history, which was great). Diego is very knowledgeable and was good at connecting the dots with a lot of information on the tour, so I'd recommend this for anyone interested in street art and the architecture of Yunguy.
Emrah 15 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
He did not feel well
Florencia 03 Jun 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Nuestro guía fue Sergio, quien además de compartirnos su conocimiento hizo que el tour fuera súper interesante, dinámico y entretenido. Recomendamos este tour! Y seguramente hagamos otros más :)
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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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