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ProvidenciaChile

Elegant architecture, picturesque urban parks, shopping and nightlife make this one of Santiago’s most lively and popular suburbs.

Stroll through modern shopping districts and graceful architecture or visit bohemian districts and urban parks in the suburb of Providencia. Once loved by the late Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, today Providencia is known for its young and affluent residents.

Providencia’s architectural beauty ranges from embassies and churches to 20th-century palaces. Check out the neo-Renaissance style Iglesia de la Divina Providencia (Church of the Divine Providence). Step inside the Tuscan-style Palacio Falabella to admire opulent decorations. Outside, Greek and Roman sculptures decorate a pretty plaza. Visit the majestic Palacio Schacht, home to art exhibitions and cultural activities.

Shopping is a major highlight of the suburb. Find bookstores, fashion boutiques and modern malls spread along Providencia and Nueva Providencia (11 de Septiembre) avenues. Browse the Galeria Drugstore shopping mall with chic boutiques and cafés. Discover hundreds of retail outlets, luxury hotels, cafés and restaurants in the four skyscrapers of the Costanera Center. Enjoy great city views from the center’s food court.

Take a break from sightseeing and relax in the well-maintained Parque de las Esculturas (Sculpture Park). Admire sculptures by contemporary Chilean artists and bring a picnic to eat on the lawn. In January the park hosts open-air concerts as part of the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Providencia (Providencia International Jazz Festival).

In the evening, enjoy the nightlife of Barrio Suecia, where pubs, bars and nightclubs fill with locals and visitors. Go to nearby Paseo Orrego Luco for a quieter drinking and dining scene. The outdoor seating areas are ideal on a hot day. Sample some of Chile’s famous wines.

The north edge of Providencia is a gateway to Parque Metropolitano and the impressive Cerro San Cristóbal lookout. Follow walking trails to gardens and swimming pools. In the foothills of the park is Bellavista, a bohemian district with bars, cafés and La Chascona, a former residence of Pablo Neruda.

Providencia lies east of Santiago’s historic center, a 10-minute drive from Plaza de Armas. It’s easily accessible via public buses and the metro. Take the metro to Baquedano, Pedro de Valdivia or Los Leones. A hop-on hop-off tourist bus runs through the suburb.

Top Hotels in Providencia

Presidente Suites Santiago
Presidente Suites Santiago
3.5 out of 5
Luis Thayer Ojeda 383, Providencia - Metro Tobalaba, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is CA $94 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Torre Santiago and Costanera Center. Clinica Santa Maria is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Tobalaba ...

4.3/5Excellent! (302 reviews)

"The location is ecellent, a quiet, tree-lined suburban street, just two short blocks walk to the main street in Providencia. Lovely, small cafes and restaurants in surrounding streets. You don't feel as though you are in a big city...and yet you are."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Presidente Suites Santiago
Le Rêve Boutique Hotel
Le Rêve Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Orrego Luco 023, Providencia, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is CA $167 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

This family-friendly Santiago hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Uruguay Park and Costanera Center. Clinica Santa Maria ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (310 reviews)

"Location. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

Le Rêve Boutique Hotel
NH Collection Plaza Santiago
NH Collection Plaza Santiago
5 out of 5
Avenida Vitacura 2610, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is CA $143 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Costanera Center and Drugstore. Plaza de Armas and Santiago Town Square are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (824 reviews)

"Super staff and modern clean -- GREAT location just across the street from the big mall and lots of great dining options. NO evidence of the demonstrations and protests seen at in the older part of the city. (We stayed there also a the Santiago and much preferred the NH Collection due to the location. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2020

NH Collection Plaza Santiago
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Providencia

RQ Providencia
RQ Providencia
3 out of 5
Diego de Velazquez 2087, Santiago, Region Metropolitana
The price is CA $88 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Situated in the shopping district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Uruguay Park and Costanera Center. Clinica Santa Maria and Plaza de Armas are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (686 reviews)

"The gym needs to be repaired. The breakfast could have more variations. Some staff is friendly and very helpful. Big apartment with a nice balcony, equipped with almost everything you need at the open kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

RQ Providencia
Departamento Vicuña Mackena
Departamento Vicuña Mackena
3 out of 5
VICUÑA MACKENNA 625, providencia, Santiago, RM

Located in Downtown Santiago, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Forest Park, Clinica Santa Maria and Plaza de Armas. Movistar Arena and O'Higgins ...

Departamento Vicuña Mackena
Martber
Martber
2.5 out of 5
Av nueva providencia 2170, Santiago
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Situated in Santiago, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Uruguay Park and Costanera Center. Clinica Santa Maria and Plaza de Armas are also within ...

Martber
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Providencia

Costanera Center
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Costanera Center

4.5/5(46 reviews)

Discover hundreds of retail outlets, cafés and restaurants, and see one of South America’s tallest buildings at this modern retail and business center.

Sculpture Park
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Sculpture Park

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Admire a collection of sculptures by national and international artists, enjoy views of the Andes or watch live music events in this park in Providencia.

Plaza de Armas
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Plaza de Armas

4.5/5(103 reviews)

This historic central square is home to magnificent works of architecture, museums and a nice blend of city workers, street performers and artisans. 

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Glacier Hike 12 to 16K at El Morado National Park
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Glacier Hike 12 to 16K at El Morado National Park

CA $200
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Tour of Santiago de Chile
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City Tour of Santiago de Chile

CA $66
Per adult
Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Day Tour
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Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Day Tour

CA $53
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour
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Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

CA $77
Per adult
Tour Viña del Mar and Valparaíso
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Tour Viña del Mar and Valparaíso

CA $85
Per adult
Old Town Santiago Highlights
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Old Town Santiago Highlights

CA $106
Per adult

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