The snow falls only on the mountain, as it in Santiago and has become rain. I recommend clothes and accessories for the cold as wool, waterproof and umbrella during the winter and only as a precaution for the fall. The Santiago humidity is very low, reducing wind chill of the most extreme temperatures. Santiago: Chile’s capital, is the fifth largest city in South America. Founded on February 12, 1541 by the conquistador Pedro de Valdivia who settled with his troops along the hill Huelen, now called Santa Lucia. The Chilean capital is crossed from east to west by the River Mapocho. It is now a modern city with beautiful scenery and close to excellent ski slopes and beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Santiago is located 543 meters above sea level in central Chile, 2,000 km from Arica, the northernmost city in the country and 3,100 kilometers from Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world.
Public transport offers three basic variants: the buses, which cross the city according to predetermined routes, taxis (yellow, black cars and roofs), which operate with a meter that determines the rate and the Metro, in full expansion, which has lines pass through various sectors of the capital. The trade generally open Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 20:00 Additionally, there are malls that are precincts with large department stores, boutiques, food courts, cinemas, children’s playground, restaurant. The Mall serving 7 days a week from 10:00 to 21:00 hrs. and cinemas and food courts to 24:00 hrs. In Santiago there are beautiful churches, like San Francisco’s Temple, a monument of the colonial times, large parks like Forest Park along the river Mapocho and gives way to the Museum of Fine Arts and several other museums such as the Pre-Columbian Art and the National Historic Landmark.
A sample architecture that is worth visiting Paris-London district, near the Church of San Francisco, which had the narrow streets lit by streetlamps and buildings of great beauty. It is also worth visiting the Cerro San Cristobal, located in the north-eastern edge of downtown Santiago, whose summit arose a monumental statue of the Virgin Mary. From here one can see practically the whole city. Additionally, in recent months the exchange rate has risen greatly. $ 450 to $ 600 Chilean pesos per dollar and inflation has been low, prices have not changed. Thus, for tourists with dollars is extremely favorable change.