Nature and Culture Closer Than You Expected – Quinta Normal Park

Quinta Normal Park is located in Barrio Yungay, Santiago. This nearly 40 hectares´ park is a beautiful place where you will be able to explore a rich variety of flora and culture.

In Quinta Normal, you will find a lake where you can sail in small boats. While walking around, you will also find some restaurants, playground, fountains and even areas specially established for water games. Moreover, there is a train that travels throughout the park allowing you to discover all its secrets.

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The beautiful lake you can admire in the park

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In this park you can visit the famous Quinta Normal greenhouse, recognized as a protected heritage site. This historical building has deteriorated through the years, but is recently being restored.

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Quinta Normal also offers tennis courts and a public pool for summer days.

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And of course, we can´t forget about the area’s amazing culture concentration, not only because of the street artists that fill the park with music and theater, but also because of the spectacular museums you’ll find as you take a relaxing walk through the park.

If you’re looking for more great outdoor activities in Santiago, check out this excellent selection here.

  1. Railroad museum:

For history and transportation lovers, this museum is really interesting. You will get to see historical locomotives, passenger carriages, and wagons.

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  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 17:50h
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 to 17:50h (18:50 in the Summer)

Price:

  • Children and Students: $500 CLP
  • Adults: $800 CLP
  • Seniors: $400 CLP

For more information visit: http://www.corpdicyt.cl/mferroviario/

2. Museum of National History:

This museum promotes Chilean natural heritage and is perfect for those who lommve nature, or just want to learn more about the country´s rich flora and fauna.

Opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 17:30h
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 to 17:30h

Price: FREE ENTRANCE

For more information visit: www.mnhn.cl/

3. Museum of Science and Technology:

At this museum you will find a different view of science. Learn with interaction, participation, and experimentation.

Opening hours:

  • From March to December
    • Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 to 17:15hindex.jpg
    • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 to 17:15h
  • January and February: closing time 18:15h

Price:

  • Children and Students: $650 CLP
  • Adults: $800 CLP
  • Seniors: $400 CLP

For more information visit: http://www.mucytec.cl/

4. Museum of Memory and Human Rights:

A museum that really touches your heart. It tells about historical horrors and honors its victims. Highly recommended if you are interested in history.

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  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 18:00h

Price: FREE ENTRANCE

For more information visit: http://www.museodelamemoria.cl/

5. Matucana 100 Cultural Center:

Contemporary dance, music, cinema, visual arts, and theater all together in one building. You will have fun, learn, debate, and open your mind. They offer many different weekly events that you can check out on their website: www.m100.cl/.

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Ticket selling hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 11:00 to 13:00h and 16:00 to 18:00h
  • Thursday and Friday: 11:00-13:00h and 16:00-21:00h
  • Saturday and Sunday: 17:00-21:00h

Price: FREE ENTRANCE

If you want to discover everything Quinta Normal Park has to offer, visit it Tuesday through Sunday, from 09:00 to 20:00h on Avenida Matucana 520 (Access by metro, line 5, Quinta Normal station).

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