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Flanked by the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, just an hour’s drive from downtown Santiago and you can either be on the slopes or lazing by the sea. A large city with a population in excess of five million, Santiago is one of South America’s best located capitals.

The architecture is generally modern although some colonial buildings do remain. The climate is favourable and many vineyards can be found in the surrounding countryside. Visit the nearby maritime town of Valparaíso and ride the many funicular railways that connect the port and the historic old town.