The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Santiago Museums

Torre Telefónica en Providencia

Santiago Museums

Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. Founded in 1541 by the Spanish, it was named after St. James and has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a core of 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. The city is surrounded by vineyards and is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Museums in Santiago

  • National Museum of Fine Arts


  • Capital:                Santiago
  • Country:              Republic of Chile
  • Foundation:        1541
  • Population:         7.3 million

Santiago Map


“We all have something of a doctor, a poet and a fool.” Chilean Proverb



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