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Lastarria

Neighborhood in Santiago, Chile

Introduction

Historical Background

  • πŸ›οΈ Founded: Santiago was founded by Pedro de Valdivia on February 12, 1541.
  • β›ͺ Early Structures: The area was initially developed around the Iglesia de la Veracruz.
  • 🏰 Historical Buildings: Includes the 19th-century Hidalgo Castle on Cerro Santa Lucia.
  • πŸ•°οΈ Restoration: Underwent significant restoration in the 1990s to preserve its bohemian and intellectual flavor.
  • πŸ“œ Zona TΓ­pica: Declared an official Typical Zone by Chile in 1997.

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Cultural Attractions

  • 🎨 Museums: Home to the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Visual Arts.
  • 🎭 Theaters: Features Teatro Ictus and Teatro Lastarria 90.
  • πŸ“š Cultural Centers: Includes the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral.
  • πŸŽ‰ Festivals: Hosts various festivals and live performances throughout the year.
  • πŸ–ΌοΈ Art: Known for its street art and galleries.

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Gastronomy

  • 🍷 Bocanariz: A wine bar offering an extensive menu of Chilean wines.
  • 🍸 The Clinic: A bar known for its cocktails and satirical ambiance.
  • 🌭 Hogs: Gourmet hot dogs with unique toppings.
  • 🍽️ Liguria: Renowned for its Chilean cuisine.
  • 🍦 La Rosa: Famous for its ice cream and cafΓ© helado.

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Shopping

  • πŸ‘• Carlos Perez Atelier: Boutique for beautifully sewn men’s shirts and women’s apparel.
  • πŸ“š Artisan Market: Sells jewelry, artwork, books, and unique items like 'magic cookies.'
  • πŸ›οΈ Local Crafts: Street vendors offer local crafts and souvenirs.
  • πŸ‘œ Boutiques: Features trendy boutiques and independent design shops.

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Parks and Green Spaces

  • 🌳 Parque Forestal: A beautiful park with sculptures and a winding path.
  • 🏰 Cerro Santa Lucia: Offers hiking trails and panoramic views of the city.
  • πŸ’¦ Fuente Alemana: Features the most beautiful water fountain in Santiago.
  • 🌲 Historical Trees: The park preserves trees that have been there for centuries.

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Accessibility

  • πŸš‡ Metro Stations: Universidad CatΓ³lica and Bellas Artes provide direct access.
  • 🚢 Walkability: The area is best explored on foot, though cobbled streets may be challenging for wheelchairs.
  • πŸš— Tours: Guided tours often include round-trip hotel transfers and air-conditioned transportation.

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