Lastarria neighborhood

A classic that you cannot miss, Lastarria is history, art, architecture, flavors and much more.

This small urban oasis, camouflaged in the bustling and busy center of Santiago, is an open promenade to explore in depth, where each corner is a story. Here you will find hotels, museums, restaurants, bars, typical crafts and much more.

A little history…

The neighborhood has its urban development in the mid-nineteenth century, with the construction of the Parroquia de la Vera Cruz, finished in 1857, but only between 1872 and 1910, was it consolidated thanks to the remodeling of the Santa Lucía hill, the creation of the Forest Park and the construction of the National Palace of Fine Arts. During these years, important figures in Chilean history came to live, such as Pedro Aguirre Cerda, president of Chile between 1938 and 1941, Mrs. Victoria Subercaseaux, cousin and wife of the former mayor of Santiago Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, the architect and painter Nemesio Antúnez and the writer and liberal thinker José Victorino Lastarria.

During the first half of the 20th century, buildings and houses with interesting characteristics were built, created by renowned architects of the time such as Duhart, Bolton, Larraín Bravo and Luciano Kulczewski, among others.

The sector was declared Typical Zone in 1997, thanks to its fascinating architecture, in addition to the historical monuments that give this value to the environment.

What to do in the Lastarria neighborhood?

Being a gastronomic and cultural pole of Santiago Centro, if you are one of those who enjoy good food you cannot miss its classic flavors in restaurants such as Les Assassins, Lucía Bistró, Gabriela Restaurante, Mulato, among many others.

In turn, Barrio Lastarria is a powerful showcase for Chilean design, art, books and music. In it you will find the Antiques Fair, the Gabriela Mistral Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Church of the Vera Cruz and if you want to walk among nature, you can do it by the Forest Park or Cerro Santa Lucía In this neighborhood there are panoramas for all tastes!

Web page: Lastarria neighborhood

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