About Lais G
Lives in Canada
Since Sep 2013
25-34 year old female
My friends know me for my passion for traveling and for the fact that from time to time I tend to move to a new city. I have lived in Brooklyn for two years and in Sao Paulo for almost four years. A Brazilian born and raised in the state of Santa Catarina, I'm very familiar with its coast and amazing beaches. Other cities in Brazil that I had the pleasure to call home are Brasilia, Curitiba, and Vitoria. I have explored different countries in South America, North America, and Europe for the past ten years.
Wineries & Vineyards
Flea & Street Markets
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Concha y Toro, the most famous winery in Chile and the biggest in South America, is very easy to access from Santiago. If you take the traditional tour, you will start your visit in the gardens around the house, where the founding family lived. Then, you will see the wine gardens — and get to sample different varieties of grapes. Finally, the tour takes you to the cellars, where you'll get inside the famous Devil’s Cellar (Casillero del Diablo.)
Los Dominicos is a rustic and colorful artisan market featuring many small shops. You will find a variety of products made of leather, wood, glass, lapis lazuli gemstones, silver, and other natural materials.
One of the most visited green areas in Santiago, the Metropolitan Park is the greatest urban park in Chile. Perfect for a picnic, it's an excellent spot to relax and enjoy nature. Its highlight is the Cerro San Cristobal, a hill from where you can enjoy the best view of Santiago's skyline and the Andes Mountains. The park also includes the National Zoo, a Japanese Garden, a Botanical Garden, public swimming pools, and several other gardens and squares.
A destination that locals seek on Sunday afternoons, Parque Forestal is located parallel to the Mapocho River. It's a nice area to bike or take a stroll after visiting the neighboring museums in the area (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and Museo de Bellas Artes.)
The second largest public park in Santiago, Parque O'Higgins is a versatile space for the whole family. It features green areas, ponds, museums (Museo del Huaso and Museo de Insectos y Caracolas), sports facilities, an amusement park called Fantasilandia, and many other areas. Its open spaces make it ideal for activities such as rollerblading and skateboarding.
The main attraction here is the pond with flamingos. Parque Bicentenario is a very quiet place, ideal for reading a book or just enjoying a perfect escape from the city. It's also a dog-friendly area.
Almost a hidden gem in the city, this park is an open-air art museum. With sculptures in different sizes from great artists, Parque De Las Esculturas is a fun place to visit and certainly a place where you can take interesting pictures.
A charming hill offering a 360-degree view of the city, Cerro Santa Lucia should be enjoyed with no rush. It has an altitude of more than 600m. After climbing up the stairs, you will find a fountain similar to the Italian Fontana di Trevi.