Lastarria is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and cafes. The neighborhood has many charming qualities, its college atmosphere among the more noteworthy. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the parks, while others visit for the local theater. A stay at one of Lastarria's hotels makes it easy to venture out into the greater Santiago area.
Sightseeing around Lastarria
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Study the collections at National Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, or Santiago Museum. The local culture at Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, Municipal Theatre of Santiago, and La Chascona might be just what you're looking for. Monuments like Basilica de la Merced, Templo de San Agustin, and San Francisco Church are well regarded. Santiago Town Square, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Former National Congress are a few landmarks that can't be missed. Take a tour of campus around Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, University of Chile, or University of Santiago-Chile. Chilean National Zoo, Fantasilandia, and KidZania Santiago are family favorites.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Local parks like Forest Park, Santa Lucia Hill, and San Cristobal Hill are peaceful spots. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Patio Bellavista, Mercado Central, and Mall Panoramico. If you have some more time, pay a visit to test POI, Movistar Arena, or Arena Santiago.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Plaza de la Constitucion, National Stadium, and Estadio Monumental David Arellano. National History Museum, San Francisco Colonial Museum, and Museum of Chilean Precolombian Art will also leave an impression.
Getting around Lastarria
At 9.3 miles (15 km), Santiago (SCL-Arturo Merino Benitez) is the closest major airport to Lastarria.