Free tour of historic Santiago

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Registered on August 10, 2023

Hi, I'm Melissa. I am passionate about nature and knowing the most remote and hidden places (even in my city). I love going for a walk, sharing with new people, and making this activity an unforgettable experience.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This free tour will take you back in time and discover that before the arrival of the Spanish in the city, two large indigenous communities inhabited and coexisted: the Incas and the Mapuches. You will learn about the oldest and most important architectural landmarks concentrated in the heart of the city and how they merge with the new lifestyle of Chilean society.

The tour has an educational purpose, a critical view of the city and information of interest so that you can enjoy and broaden your perspective, above all, providing information of interest that you don't get on a conventional tour.

Also during the tour you will get information about places of interest: restaurants, bars, places to visit in the city and its surroundings so that you can make the most of your stay in Chile.

During the free tour we will make the following stops/visits:

  • Plaza de Armas-Plaza Mayor (meeting point),
  • Chilean post office
  • National History Museum
  • Municipality of Santiago
  • The Cathedral and the Archbishopric
  • Portals: Bulnes and Fernando Concha
  • Royal Company Cinema
  • Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
  • Former National Congress-Church of the Jesuits
  • Palace of Courts of Justice
  • Larrain Palace
  • coffee haiti
  • La Moneda building
  • Diego portales statue
  • Grand Hotel Carrera
  • Salvador Allende statue (end of the tour)

- It's a 2:00 hrs walk (approximately)
- Bring water for the tour.
- Essential hat and/or sunscreen
- Come prepared to have fun!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Plaza de Armas - Pl. de Armas, 832034...
    Plaza de Armas - Pl. de Armas, 8320341 Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    I'll be waiting for you in the Plaza de Armas, next to the statue of Pedro de Valdivia. I am wearing my accreditation card.

  • 1
    Free admission
    Plaza de Armas - Plaza de Armas
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Armas - Plaza de Armas
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Museo de Arte Precolombino - Bandera
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Former National Congress - Society of Jesus
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Palace of Courts of Justice - Society of Jesus
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Palacio Larraín
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Palacio de La Moneda - Moneda

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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Guillermo 01 Dec 2023
Panama City

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Maravillosa presentación del centro histórico de Santiago , con los aspectos históricos culturales y arquitectónicos del pasado y presente . Gran experiencia .
Gustavo 01 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Amalia es muy amable y cuenta con buenos conocimientos sobre la historia de Santiago. Aporta algunos datos poco conocidos y que se agradecen. Es un tour en donde se recorre una distancia pequeña pero por lugares fundamentales del entorno de la plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Constitución y del Congreso y la Corte de Justicia. Tour recomendado!
Annaiz 18 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Fue un tour muy divertido, para nada aburrido, tuvimos una emergencia por la cual necesitábamos un baño y se preocupó de llevarnos a uno rápidamente y espero el tiempo necesario. Bastante animada y daba muy buenas vibras, recomendado, además nos consultó si nos interesaba más el pasado o el presenta lar hacer un tour más personalizado
Rafael 20 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Amália is a kindly girl. Our tour was personal because other people have given up of. She’s Colombian, and knows everything about Chilean history. Our tour was special. I definitively recomend her.
João 09 Oct 2023
São Paulo

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
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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
Only cash payment is accepted.
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