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Santiago, an unmissable destination in 2018 according to National Geographic
In its most recent edition, the American magazine National Geographic Traveler, chose Santiago as an “Unmissable Destination To Visit in 2018.”
Visiting the city’s various historical neighborhoods, discovering street art and appreciating the murals in the “Cielo Abierto” museum in the San Miguel district are just some of the suggestions from the magazine. The Lastarria and Bellavista neighborhoods are two of the main attractions noted with distinct urban identities offering world renown restaurants alongside traditional food vendors, art galleries, theater halls and jewelers using local resources such as lapislázuli, a blue gem indigenous to Chile.
Some sights “not to be missed” include the house of poet and Nobel Prize Winner Pablo Neruda and Metropolitan Park, the largest urban park in Santiago (and one of the five largest in the world), where visitors can enjoy the best panoramic views of the city with the imposing Andes Mountains off in the distance.
The 21 destinations this year were selected according to criteria such as cultural commitment, historic preservation, ecological conservation and sustainability. In addition, “they seek to become places of exciting discovery and inspiration for travelers and readers of the magazine who share a passion for exploring the world,” added George Stone, editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler. This year, not only Santiago has been chosen by National Geographic Traveler, but Chile as a country was recognized as the Best Destination for Adventure Travel in South America by the World Travel Awards and the number one destination in Lonely Planet’s “Best In Travel 2018.”
The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel, a locally owned family hotel, is undoubtedly the ideal place from which to enjoy the myriad of culinary and cultural experiences the Chilean capital has to offer. The hotel’s central location in the heart of the Lastarria neighborhood sets it directly in the middle of the artistic, gastronomic and cultural renaissance of the city.