Chile is one of the longest and most beautiful countries in the world. Known by its startling contrasts and extreme beauties, diverse geography which allows exploring and seeing volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, spectacular mountains, beaches, lakes and rivers. There is plenty of wildlife, which includes, among others, guanacos, alpacas, vicunas, a variety of birds, including flamingos and Chilean pelicans, marine mammals such as sea lions, bottlenose dolphins and Humboldt penguins, among others. You can experience many types of climates, vegetation and ecology.
Nowadays Chile is one of the most stable and prosperous nations in Latin America, being one of the leaders in the region. It has a population of approximately 18 million, spread all over the almost 6500 kilometers of length. The official language is Spanish, which is spoken by the majority of the population. The capital city is Santiago, which is the most populated city and urban core in the country. It is known as one of the leaders of Latin America in social, economic and environmental factors.
Santiago, with its more than 6 million habitants, is the capital and the destination that has the most cultural and touristic activity in the country. Here you will have the opportunity to visit plenty of art galleries and museums, the Palacio de la Moneda-which is the presidential palace- the Main Square, the picturesque Bellavista neighborhood - where the home of the famous poet Pablo Neruda is located -the Santa Lucía Hill, the Metropolitan Park in the heights, some of the best vineyards in the country, and many other attractions.
The main attractions near to School of Business and Economics of the University of Chile are:
- Bellavista neighborhood: known for its bohemian style, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and the home of the famous poet Pablo Neruda. It is said that Bellavista never sleeps, if you want to relax or party this is the place for you. It also has many theaters and shops, among many other attractions.
- San Cristobal Hill: it is Santiago's largest natural area, right in the middle of the city. If you want a great panoramic view of the city, this is the place to visit. You can also visit the Metropolitan Zoo, located up the hill, where you can see many animals from around the world and Chile.
- Historic Center: right next to the Main Square (Plaza de Armas) you can see many of the historic buildings of our country. Be delighted by the colonial architecture, restaurants, the Cathedral, Post Office, City Hall, among others.
- Lastarria neighborhood: known as an historical neighborhood in the center of Santiago, it is a center for cultural activity with cinemas, theaters, museums, restaurants and bars. You can also visit the Forestal Park, the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM) and the Fine Arts Museum, that are nearby to the main street.
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