The capital of Chile, Santiago is a hub of cultural activity and history. The city was founded in 1541 and named after St. James the Great's day, which is celebrated on July 25th (also known as Santiago). It has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of South America's largest cities with almost five million people living there today.
Santiago is famous for its nightlife—it's common for people to stay out until the wee hours! If you're looking for something more low-key, check out some outdoor markets where vendors sell local wares like food products or artisanal crafts. You can also visit museums such as Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago or Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (CCPM). CCPM hosts temporary exhibits that feature Chilean artists while Museo de Bellas Artes showcases classic European pieces as well as contemporary ones made by Chilean artists themselves!
If you're interested in how everyday life works here, take some time to walk around residential areas like Providencia, Las Condes or Vitacura where many families live together comfortably thanks to affordable rent prices compared with those found outside the city limits.