Santiago, the capital of Chile, cosmopolitan and one of the most important financial city of South America.

The city is located between beaches and mountains, a perfect place for visiting the exciting ski resorts only 50 kilometers away, or the beautifull beaches of Viña del Mar, near Valparaiso. This capital has many architectural treasures that invite you to walk through it slowly in order to discover splendid buildings like the Red House, a colonial style construction of 1769, which has been turned into a Museum and the "Palacio de la Moneda" (Palace of the Mint) (1805) - in the neo-classical style and the place where is the Chilean government. What is more, you have its splendid Cathedral, built in 1785.

There are also other important places, such as marvellous and extensive parks and our important Art Museum, opened in 1910, a conservative touch that provides a contrast with the adventurous design of the modern buildings and the bohemian atmosphere of the suburbs, where the surroundings invite one to take a break and have a coffee.

Finally as it is only one day tour in Santiago,I would suggest half day walking tour through out the most important civic and cultural sights in the historic center,and after lunch,touring the different areas of the city,including residential areas,artesan villages,climbing the foots of the Andes mountains,so as to obtain in one day the best impression of this big and extensive city.