This four-day excursion to the capital city will include visits to the Museo de Bellas Artes; the Chilean Museum of Pre- Columbian Art; the Cerro Santa Lucía, a steep hill in the center of the city where Santiago was founded; the Plaza de Armas; the Central Market; and the Municipal Theater. Students also spend an entire day visiting the Barrio Bellavista, known as the artists' community of Santiago, and La Chascona, one of Pablo Neruda's homes. Students will also visit the Cerro San Cristóbal, a metropolitan park that overlooks the entire city.
Students will also be able to discover captivating details of Chile's history before, during and after the Military Coup of 1973. During this excursion you will visit the Museo de la Memoria which was inaugurated in 2010 by former Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet, which educates visitors on the human rights abuses experienced in Chile from 1973-1990. You will also visit "Patio 29 del Cementario General", where the bodies of political prisoners who were executed were secretly buried. The excursion will finish with a visit to Villa Grimaldi, a detention and torture center for political prisoners during Agusto Pinochet's military control of the country.
Available in the following sessions