Santiago of Chile


Santiago de Chile: It is the capital and the largest city in Chile, with a vibrant urban center located in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountains. It is a cosmopolitan city that blends the modernity of its tall buildings with the rich history of its oldest neighborhoods. Its climate is Mediterranean, and the unique topography contributes to the city's singularity. The mix of the old and the new is reflected in its streets, where colonial buildings coexist with modern architectural structures.


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Its inhabitants are known for their friendliness and warmth. The city is home to a diverse mix of people, representing different social strata and cultures. Urban life is vibrant, and residents enjoy a wide variety of cultural, sports, and gastronomic activities.

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Historical Center

Among its main tourist attractions are:


- Plaza de Armas: A square known as the historical heart of Santiago, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral
Metropolitana) and the La Moneda Palace (Palacio de la Moneda). 


- Cerro San Cristóbal: A hill that offers breathtaking views of the city from its summit and is home to the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception.


- Museo Bellas Artes: It is a museum renowned for its collection of Chilean and international art.


- Barrio Lastarria: A charming bohemian area filled with boutiques, cafes, and art galleries.


- Viña Concha y Toro: It is a vineyard that is located outside Santiago. You can visit one of Chile's most famous vineyards and taste its renowned wines. 


- Parque Metropolitano: Metropolitan park. An extensive green lung that includes Cerro San Cristóbal and the National Zoo.


- Mercado central: Central market. Ideal for trying Chilean cuisine, especially fresh seafood.

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The historical center of Santiago de Chile is the original nucleus of the city, where colonial history and contemporary architecture converge. Among the most prominent places are Plaza de Armas, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the La Moneda Palace, Central Market, Paris-Londres Neighborhood, the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, San Francisco Church, and Cousiño Palace.

Culture of Chile

Chile has a history marked by Spanish colonization, independence in 1818, and significant political events. Its architectural heritage includes colonial churches, such as those in Chiloé, and modern buildings.

Chilean folk music has roots in indigenous and Spanish culture, with cueca being the national dance. Renowned Chilean writers like Pablo Neruda (Nobel Prize in Literature), Gabriela Mistral, and Isabel Allende have left an indelible mark on world literature. Additionally, Chile has produced notable visual artists such as Roberto Matta and Violeta Parra. 

The influence of the Catholic Church is strong in Chilean culture, with important religious festivities.


Chilean cuisine is diverse and notable for ingredients such as seafood, meat, fruits, and vegetables. Iconic dishes include pastel de choclo, asado, cazuela, completo, and pisco, a traditional distilled spirit.

Wine Tourism

Wine tourism in Chile has experienced significant growth in recent decades, becoming one of the main attractions for both national and international visitors. Chile is known for the quality of its wines, and the country's wine regions offer unique experiences for wine enthusiasts. The main wine regions include the Colchagua Valley, Casablanca Valley, Maipo Valley, and Maule Valley. 

Many wine regions have established 'wine routes,' itineraries that guide visitors through various wineries and vineyards in a specific area.


Why Espacio Riesco?

- It is the most important Event, Convention, and Exhibition Center in the country, internationally recognized, and an active member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (AFIDA).


- Located next to one of the fastest-growing business hubs in the city of Santiago and just 25 minutes from the International Airport.


- Its activities date back to 2001 when the construction of the 10,000 m2 Convention Center was completed. Subsequently, the fair and entertainment activities drove further investment in the 5,000 m2 Expocenter and the 12,000 m2 Exhibition Hall, totaling 27,000 m2 of air-conditioned halls and pavilions, situated on an area of 120,000 m2 with over 4,000 parking spaces.


- Its infrastructure allows hosting a wide range of public and private events, from small meetings and gatherings to fairs, shows, government summits, or international congresses.

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