Santiago day tour
August 08th 2003
Day tour to Santiago exploring the modern downtown and climing the Santa Lucia hill for a panoramic view of the city and of the Andes in the background. Photos of Santiago del chile taken during a trip in 2003.
Flight from Madrid to Santiago
. The airplane, an Iberia's Airbus A340 is flying "away" from the sun, like in a periennal night. After many hours of flight, the final destination is getting closer.
Finally the sun wins, reaching the airplane while crossing the Andes, just a few minutes before starting the descent into Santiago
The Santiago downtown
has the aspect of any modern city, with tall buildings, large squares and pedestrian areas.
The central Plaza de Armas
with the cathedral.
There are many cathedrals
and chruches in Santiago.
Pictures of Santiago. On the left, the stairs climbing to the top of S. Lucia hill
in the city's center, from where there is a spectacular view.
A panoramic photo of Santiago
visible from S. Lucia hill. The mountains behind the city, are up to 7000 meters high and are the highest peaks of the American continent.