About 1-2 hours outside Santiago (depending on traffic) is this city whose historic part is a UNESCO world heritage site. We didn’t really do our research before we took a day trip there and were a bit surprised at the scope of it – I got the impression that you could just hop on the funiculars wherever, but actually they were quite spaced out and we ended up walking up far more hills than we wanted to in the heat! We managed to catch a few down though and it was pretty cool and fun for the kids.
The city itself has a reputation for crime and is quite rough and ready with lots of graffiti and dodgy parts alongside the pretty, colourful murals and beautiful buildings.
A quiet moment!