Santiago: The Residents of Art Street Small Group Tour

Santiago: The Residents of Art Street Small Group Tour

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3.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Discover one of the most spectacular street art districts in Chile
  • Meet locals, learn about the history of the neighborhood, and how art became this area’s salvation
  • Experience a traditional Chilean teatime meal in a local home
  • Visit more than 40 (!) giant murals that were painted by important national and international street artists
  • Help contribute to the sustainability of the Open Sky Museum
Come meet the people who live in Santiago’s arts-filled San Miguel! Learn how this community was saved from a trashy future and became an open-air street art museum with more than 40 giant murals. You’ll also share a traditional meal with a local family.
What to Expect
This Santiago tour is packed with art, culture, and Chilean hospitality! You'll support the Mixart Cultural Center, a community of locals from the San Miguel neighborhood, who have come together to launch the Open Sky Museum in support of the area's rich art scene. The group is has helped transform San Miguel from a poor area of social housing to a living art museum. 

Meet each other in the Plaza de Armas before shying away from the historic downtown part of Santiago. Instead of joining the tourist crowds, hop on the subway and head to the San Miguel district, a neighborhood straight out of the movies, where people know their neighbors, greet each other on the streets, and help one another through difficult times.

Once there, the Santiago walking tour will take you through a living museum of sorts, and you’ll hear the history of the neighborhood and its residents. As you walk, you’ll also get to see the area’s beautiful wall murals, and you talk about the artists, the themes and meanings behind the images, and the art techniques used – basically anything and everything you want to know! The artwork here is quite varied, and the stories are inspiring and heartfelt – no boring lectures, guaranteed! Instead, learn how this community was saved from being transformed into a trash site, and was converted to the Open Sky Museum to house street art.

You’ll follow your guide through the artistic streets and see more than 40 giant art murals, and over 4,000 square meters of art in area that only spans eight blocks! Another great point of interest as you tour San Miguel will be the architecture: the traditional and statuesque buildings provide great backdrops for photos.

You spend the afternoon with some San Miguel locals right inside their home. Share a typical Chilean teatime meal of homemade bread, avocados, eggs, Chilean sweet cakes, and more. Chileans are well-known for their hospitable nature and for sharing that hospitality and love through food – no one is going home hungry! 
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • teatime” meal
  • Public transportation tickets
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Meeting Point

The “Fuente a la Gloria de Bolivar” fountain in the middle of Plaza de Armas. Your guide will be wearing a red or black t-shirt or jacket marked as Santiago Urban Adventures. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Special dietary requirements can be catered. Please advise in advance if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.
• This is a child-friendly tour.

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