The statue of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción looks down over Santiago from the top of San Cristobal Hill.
The view of downtown Santiago from San Cristobal Hill...somewhere in the distance should be mountains.
The colorful and lively Bellavista neighborhood is home to the Universidad de Chile, La Chascona (poet Pablo Neruda's Santiago abode) and many restaurants, bars and jazz clubs.
A mural of Pablo Neruda near his home in Barrio Bellavista. Neruda, who won the Nobel Prize in 1971, was a poet, a diplomat, a communist politician and an avid collector of random and interesting items that are displayed in his three Chilean homes: dolls, nautical instruments, playing cards and, of course, books.