OPTION on our Eclipse trip to Chile in 2019: Half Day Santiago Art Tour 

Choose between one of three routes to visit:

Barrio Italia (Italian Neighborhood)

Barrio Italia is a historic neighborhood located between the communes of Providencia and Ñuñoa. Settled by immigrant artisans in the 19th century it is no wonder that this barrio houses an effervescent art scene where a diversity of artists have built their workshops within the old mansions of the neighborhood. Art galleries and independent spaces have also popped up making this neighborhood an open-art gallery in itself. Simply walking through the streets, one can admire the beautiful furniture pieces, paintings and other craft pieces on display. Condé Nast Traveller magazine says that Barrio Italia is “Santiago’s Neighborhood on the Up.”

Barrios Yungay y República (Yunguy and Republic Neighborhoods)

Located in the western sector of Santiago, Barrio Yungay is one of the oldest and most culturally active neighborhoods in the Metropolitan Region. Many great men and women, many of whom were intellectuals, artistic, politicians and academics, lived in Barrio Yungay and drove the country’s educational, cultural, political and institutional development. Barrio República, which also sits in western Santiago, is one of the traditional neighborhoods of architectural and historical wealth throughout the capital. Many of the houses built in this area were constructed during the mining boom of the 19th century.

Barrio Vitacura (Vitacura Neighborhood)

Barrio Vitacura located in the northeastern part of Santiago borders the neighborhoods of Las Condes, Huechuraba and Lo Barnechea. Its name is derived from the Mapuche word “butacura,” meaning “Great Stone,” and it is one of the most affluent and fashionable areas of Santiago, housing many of the city’s wealthiest families and individuals. Its known for its chic restaurants, exclusive designer shopping, the spacious Parque Bicentenario (Bicentennial Park) and various art galleries. One such gallery is the Galería Animal, located on Alonso de Córdova and Nueva Costanera. This gallery was founded in the year 2000 and its space was specifically designed to promote and develop art collections which consist of a careful selection of contemporary works.

YOUR HOST: ANTENNA is an organization dedicated to the Visual Arts in Chile and connects people with art and through art. They support artists in the management and development of art and art research, and have created a community of friends – individuals, families, companies and other organizations – who also share their vision in supporting and contributing to the development of the Visual Arts and Chilean culture. This community, built on collaboration and philanthropy, invites lovers of art to partake in enriching, exclusive experiences which link the world of art to society, further developing and disseminating the cultural identity of Chile.