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Santiago de Chile en español (Parte Uno) Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Videos

Santiago is a beautiful city with lots to see and do. Explore the Chilean capital and learn some Spanish at the same time in our new video series “Santiago de Chile en español.”

Santiago de Chile en español (Parte Uno)

Explore Santiago (in Spanish!)

In Part One, learn a little bit about the city’s history and climate. Then explore the main square and take an awesome bicycle tour with La Bicicleta Verde.

Santiago es la capital de Chile. Es la ciudad más grande del país. Más de siete millones de personas viven en ella.

Fue fundada en 1541 por el conquistador español Don Pedro de Valdivia y es el centro político, financiero y cultural de Chile. 

Santiago tiene un verano cálido y seco, y un invierno frío con baja humedad.

La Plaza de Armas es la plaza principal de Santiago. Allí puedes encontrar la histórica Catedral Metropolitana, la casa central de Correos de Chile, y el palacio de la Corte Suprema.

Este edificio ahora está destinado al Museo de Historia Nacional. Ahí puedes subir hasta la cima de la torre del reloj para una mejor vista de la plaza.

Una gran forma de ver Santiago y aprender sobre la ciudad es tomar un tour en bicicleta. “La Bicicleta Verde” organiza dos tours al día. Te recomendamos tomar ambos un día.

En el tour, vas a visitar parques, probar helados típicos deliciosos, y aprender sobre la historia de Santiago. Y por ultimo también vas a visitar el Palacio de La Moneda, la residencia presidencial.


This video series is meant to be an exercise in listening and reading. As such, there are no English translations here. You can go back and read the full post on Santiago de Chile to see the English translations. 

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


  1. Ricarrdo:

    Thanks for the article. Just wanted to bring the audio quality to your attention, it’s really poor quality and repeats annoyingly. Hope it’s just a temporary hitch.

    • sasha:

      @Ricarrdo Hey Ricarrdo, Thanks for the comment. Sorry the audio quality isn’t great. We did the best we could with the equipment we had available when I was visiting my friend. There’s a reason that the audio repeats – so that people can simply listen and watch once, then listen and read. I find that when there are subtitles over the video, people just read the subtitles and miss out on things like awesome drone shots of Santiago. This way people can take in the scenes of the city and read the Spanish subtitles in one video. Sorry if you’re not into that… I asked a few friends who are learning Spanish and they all enjoyed this format.