The 7 Best Things to Do in Nunoa, Chile

August 9, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Ñuñoa (Spanish pronunciation: [ɲuˈɲo.a]; from Mapudungun Ñuñohue, "place of yellow flowers") is a commune of Chile located in the Santiago province and city of Santiago. The oldest municipality in the traditional east end of Santiago, Ñuñoa has most city amenities (subways, banks, shopping areas, etc.) while still maintaining its character as a quiet, residential area.
Restaurants in Nunoa

1. Sky Costanera

Avenida Andres Bello 2425 | Nivel Planta Baja, Santiago 7510689, Chile +56 2 2916 9269
Excellent
67%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sky Costanera

Experience Santiago highest viewing platform at the top of the tallest building in Latin America. Sky Costanera is the start point to know Santiago. Sky Costanera offers an exceptional experience, a panoramic view of the city in 360° at 300 meters high

Reviewed By OC345 - Grand Cayman

61 floors, 300m... that’s the height. In seconds the elevator whisks you up. Really breath taking views of the city with 7mm people. Really enjoyed the view of the Mountains, buildings and the city overall. Worth the visit. Won’t take more than 30 minutes to enjoy!

2. Cerro San Cristobal

Pio Nono 450 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile +56 2 2730 1411
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Cerro San Cristobal

This 860 meter hill in the center of Santiago features a zoo and wine museum at the midway point and a gondola ride to the top, where a virgin mary statue overlooks the city.

Reviewed By KWH70 - Toronto, Canada

You get some great views of the city from atop San Cristobal, and you can take the gondola if you choose, or just hoof it around. Huge park offering tons of opportunities to explore. It really comes alive on Sundays when (it seems) the entire city comes out to the park - lively and fun!

3. Patio Bellavista

Constitucion 53, Santiago 7500000, Chile +56 2 2249 8700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Patio Bellavista

Reviewed By mcitaly2016 - Paris, France

It is a good place to relax and pause. Lots of bars, restaurants, pizzerias, and souvenirs shops. It is surrounded with picturesque houses, close to the Cerrro San Cristobal and Neruda’s house La Chascona.
Overall nice, but not extraordinary. One could find a similar place in a shopping mall.

4. Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile +56 2 2696 2777
Excellent
53%
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

Reviewed By DutchCarioca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

I want here just before Sunday midday and attended mass. Beautiful Cathedral. Not as impressive as in Europe, but one of the most impressive ones I have visited in the Americas. Also nice that almost all tourists respected the mass service, attending or staying in the back as not to disturb. Only thing I could not understand how Chile allowed an ugly modern office building to be built right next door, completely destroying the architectural harmony of the Plaza de Armas.

5. Cerro Santa Lucia

Av. O'Higgins, Santiago L, Chile 5691401819
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Cerro Santa Lucia

The climb up this natural 230 foot hill offers a worthy reward: breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Reviewed By DutchCarioca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

I was planning to end the Sunday afternoon at Cerro San Sebastián, but already being in the city centre for the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Precolombine Art Museum and running out of time I decided to walk to nearby Cerro Santa Lúcia instead. It takes you about 15 minutes to walk up the hill and climb the final part of stairs. Access is free. On the old fort’s deck you have a 360 degree view of the city and Mountains. The Torre Santiago is exactly behind some trees, but you have an alternative viewing point on it plus mountain backdrop from the small park just below the observation deck. Worth the walk and climb if not going to Cerro San Cristobal.

6. Santa Carolina

Til Til 2228 | Macul, Santiago, Chile +56 2 2450 3137
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Santa Carolina

Enjoy the excellent wines and delightful atmosphere of one of Chile’s most prestigious traditional wineries. An engaging guided tour of our facilities, including the park, colonial manor house, old winery, and the large cellar built using the “cal y canto”—limestone and eggshell—technique in the 1880s. During the tour you will taste 3 wines, the experience ends in our new shop.

Reviewed By Adrianne M

What a lovely surprise in the middle of urban, industrial Santiago! We took the metro and walked a few blocks to the winery, where we were greeted by Andrea, who then took us on a bilingual (English and Portuguese) tour of the historical winery. There were about a dozen people in our group, half Brazilians and half Americans who turned out to be Cuban and Argentine. I particularly enjoyed that the tastings occurred at different points throughout the tour: A white in the restored dining/meeting room, a red in the upstairs storage and processing room (now an events area) and another two reds in the Bordeaux and Bourgogne-style cellars. This winery has a lot of history and is one of the oldest and most traditional in Chile. It was a great place for our first winery tour, as they tend to get more modern (in every sense) as you go into the Valleys. Plus we got a half-bottle of Santa Carolina Reserva Carmenere each as a thank you gift! At 24,000 pesos total, accessible by metro and with a take home wine, this was great value and a wonderful experience.

7. Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile +56 2 2928 1500
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino) in Santiago, Chile is a jewel among the world's museums and a highlight to any trip to Chile. Widely regarded as one of the best museums in Latin America, this unique establishment houses an impressive collection of artifacts from ancient Central and South America, which underscores the rich cultural diversity and artistic splendor of the Pre-Columbian Americas.

Reviewed By G T - Redditch, United Kingdom

I had read that it was being refurbished before we travelled so was glad to see it was completed. I have long been fascinated by Pre-Columbian art so was really looking forward to visiting.
Wow!
This has to be my favourite museum in the world. It looks very ordinary from the outside but it blew me away once in the galleries. It helped that we had the place to ourselves, we went when it opened at 10.
I only had an hour because we were flying home later,so did not see the temporary exhibition but only the main exhibition on the first floor/second if American and in the basement.
Not only is the collection superb but the way it is displayed is perfect. The design of the building interior and the lighting really add to the experience and it was truly magical and theatrical.
I can't really explain what it is about the exhibits, you either just get it or you don't. But I was very moved by the artefacts in particular those objects depicting human beings and the extraordinary faces. The skill and craft and the detail and colours, just amazing.
I really didn't want to leave.
I nearly missed the fabric room so look out for it. It is upstairs in the side gallery through a rotating door into a completely dark room which at first I thought was closed. But as you enter and only as you approach each glass case do the lights slowly come on. The light levels are very low but the exhibits just beautiful.
Then the basement. You descend through a deep stairway in black stone, again very low concealed lighting, so much so, I had to hold onto the hand rails because you feel like you are lowering into a dark abyss. So clever. So dramatic. It seems to be a long way down and then you turn and see the larger than life wooden statues in a group at the left hand side of the room as you enter where most of the light is. They just take your breath away.
I won't give away any more.
Just go and see for yourself. I am of course torn between wanting everyone to see it and not wanting crowds to spoil the experience. Pick a weekday if you can and be there when it opens.
7000 pesos for foreigners only 1000 pesos for Chileans. Why is it not full of local people? I suppose it is the old thing about never seeing what is on your own doorstep. If I lived there or worked there I would get some sort of annual pass and go in every day.
An hour was nowhere near enough time, my only regret.

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