Santiago is the main city in the Metropolitan Region. Over 6 million people live there, making it one of the most modern cities in America.
Its architecture combines historical and modern times. Santiago is also the country´s capital and it has the best urban infrastructure in the Chile.
Besides, it has beautiful landscapes surrounding it and many attractions for tourists.
Founded in 1541 by Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago is the oldest city in Chile.
Its first inhabitants were the Picunches, and the city has been reconstructed because of several earthquakes that have struck in 1647, 1657, 1688, 1730 and 1985.
It´s the Chilean Capital since 1810 and was the scenary of the 1973 Military Coup, where the former president Salvador Allende died.
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