Nowadays, this neighborhood mainly features an intensive cultural activity which, together with the hectic nightlife in pubs and discos, is finally chosen by most tourists and residents of Santiago at the time of carrete (having fun).
As this is the favorite spot for intellectuals and artists, such as poet Pablo Neruda (who built one of his houses here), the Bellavista neighborhood is also one of the most important meeting places for Bohemians in Santiago.
Taking a stroll along its streets, visitors come across a great number of art galleries, theaters and lapis lazuli jewelry shops. On Bellavista streets, such as Constitucion, Mallinkrodt, Darcinac, Pio Nono, Purisima and their surroundings, there is one of the major concentration of restaurants where eating well and spending pleasant moments is an everyday custom.
All of these features, in addition to the largest urban park in Santiago, from where visitors may have a panoramic view of the city and enjoy swimming-pools, gardens, the funicular and the teleférico (aerial tram), turns this neighborhood into one of the most remarkable attractions in the city. This place is worth a visit.
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Useful DataHow to get there
Bellavista Neighborhood can be accessed by subway in Santiago. Get off at Baquedano Station, cross the Pío Nono Bridge over the Mapocho River to the North. For reference purposes, the Law School Building of the University of Chile is located on the coast.