Day 3 Walking Through the Great Yungay Neighborhood

How to Get There

Quinta Normal Park. Quinta Normal Metro Station, Line 5

Brasil Neighborhood. República Metro Station, Line 1.

In the morning

It is the largest heritage neighborhood of Santiago, inviting you to walk around its typical architecture and buildings of great value built in the first decades of the 20th Century.

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights is a must in this area, unique in Latin America for its content and architecture. It was inaugurated in 2010 and it holds a great exhibition of visual testimonies and documentaries inviting you into reflection, comprehension and education regarding human rights. The free circuits are orientated to all audiences.

Visit the Quinta Normal Park, which in its beginning (Second half of the XIX Century) was an agricultural experimentation facility. This green lung of the Capital, invites us to walk through its paths or stop by the pond and the water games.

Do not miss the museums inside this natural and cultural  facility, among them the National Museum of Natural History or the Railway Museum.

A break for Lunch

Enjoy the particular and diverse gastronomy of the restaurants located in Ave. Ricardo Cumming –which separates the neighborhoods Yungay and Brasil- or in the Streets Libertad, Compañía or Maipú.

More things to visit in the afternoon

Continue your walk through the historical Yungay Neighborhood with a circuit through singular small streets like Hurtado Rodríguez, Adriana Cousiño and Lucrecia Valdés; or the historical Plaza Yungay (Yungay Square), built to commemorate the triumph of Chile in the Battle of Yungay on January 20 of 1839.

Other options to visit are the Cultural Center Matucana 100, where you can enjoy of contemporary art performances; or Biblioteca de Santiago (Santiago Library) which was inaugurated in 2005 as the largest and most modern public library of the country, both located in Matucana Street.

At dinner Time

Treat yourself to the gastronomic variety of Brasil Neighborhood, framed in a heritage surrounding or have a great experience at Boulevard Lavaud-Peluquería Francesa, a proposal that incorporates a restaurant, a barber shop and a house museum.

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