One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Santiago is Bellavista, which is known for a great many things including its reputation as an artsy enclave and center for nightlife. Situated between the Mapocho River and Cerro San Cristóbal, Bellavista was home to Chile's elite until recently, and its history is still evident in its stately urban architecture.
Bellavista offers the perfect combination of fine food, arts and entertainment. Choose from one of the dozens of incredible restaurants that line streets like Constitución and Loreto, and then take in one of the neighborhood's cultural or recreational events.
The best example of Bellavista's cultural heritage is Casa Museo La Chascona, the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. But you can also find some of the country's best theaters here, including San Ginés, Centro Mori and Teatro Bellavista.
Each evening, Bellavista attracts locals and tourists alike. Its broad range of entertainment opportunities appeals to nearly everyone, and it is unlikely that you will be disappointed. One excellent option is Patio Bellavista, a hub of restaurants, pubs and performance spaces on Calle Constitución. If you feel like exploring, wander along Pío Nono, Dardignac and Antonia López de Bello, classic Bellavista streets filled with places where you can mingle or dance.
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