Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Quinta Normal) (FREE)
The museum to go regarding Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship. Descriptions in Spanish and English. You can come here several times, as there are many videos (some with English subtitles).
Also in Quinta Normal: MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo) (FREE)
mostly hipster art student stuff
The MAC in Parque Forestal (other side of Museo Bellas Artes building) seems to always be closed (?).
Walk from here to the center. (Calle Catedral)
Camara de Diputados (can't go in)
"Chilean" "food" "no standards"
La Chascona (Pablo Neruda house Santiago)
Museo Bellas Artes (Parque Forestal) (FREE)
There's a Roberto Matta exhibition on at the moment.
Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda (La Moneda) (most exhibitions FREE)
There is a huge Roberto Matta exhibition at the moment.
Once there were green fields kissed by the sun. Río Mapocho (mapudungun Mapu chuco, "water that penetrates the land ")
Centro (Coronel Santiago Bueras con Estados Unidos)
former US embassy
elephants (centro, calle Namur)
La Chakra, Calle Mariano Sánchez Fontecilla 534, Las Condes, Santiago (some nice vegan things, expensive, shop and restaurant, metro Tobalaba)
In Quinta Normal (see above, Museo de la Memoria): Biblioteca de Santiago - the best free, modern library in Santiago
park in Quinta Normal
and many museums (Museums are usually closed on Mondays.)
Basilica Santo Domingo
Gruta de Lourdes
an art museum near Quinta Normal
walking towards the center
ice skating (Cero Grado, Mall Parque Arauco, Las Condes)