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Activities in Santiago de Chile

Free Walking Tour of Santiago de Chile

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Walk through the historical centre of Santiago de Chile and get to know the most important places in the city with this tour in Spanish.

Walk through the historical centre of Santiago de Chile and get to know the most important places in the city with this tour in Spanish.

Free Walking Tour of Santiago de Chile

We'll meet at the scheduled time at the Plaza de las Armas in Santiago de Chile, one of the liveliest areas in the Chilean capital. In front of Pedro de Valdivia's equestrian sculpture, we'll talk about the foundation of Santiago, its myths and the key role played by this Chilean man. You're sure to be surprised!

While we talk about the origins of the capital, we'll pass by its most representative buildings: the Municipality, the National History Museum, the Santiago Central Post Office and the Metropolitan Cathedral. We will enter the interior of this neoclassical temple to contemplate its careful interior decoration and to reveal the curious anecdotes that surround it. Do you know who the embalmed hearts belong to that are hidden in its crypt?

The next stop on the free tour of Santiago de Chile will be at the foot of the Santa Lucía hill, the oldest part of the capital. From here, we'll walk to the Poniente area to enjoy its neoclassical and Art-Deco architecture from the beginning of the 20th century.

To learn more about Chile's recent history, we'll walk next to the Supreme Court of Justice, the old National Congress and the Mint Palace, where the country's Prime Minister resides. We'll also talk about the causes and consequences of the 1973 Coup d'état.

After two and a half hours discovering the most interesting spots in Santiago de Chile we'll conclude the tour. 

Important Information

It is not possible to take the free tour of Santiago de Chile if you are a group of more than 6 people. In this case we recommend you book a private tour of Santiago.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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2 hours 30 minutes - 2 hours 45 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


English speaking guide.

Entrance to the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Not included

Public transport tickets.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Plaza de Armas Metro.