Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is nestled between the Pacific coast and the snow-capped Andes. Backed by lofty peaks, the city is home to colonial architecture and sparkling skyscrapers, leafy plazas and parks and a buzzing cafe and arts scene. The modern cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit; particularly its cathedral, the San Cristobal hill and its historic main square. Fashionable neighbourhoods include that of Lastarria, Las Condes and Providencia; all home to sophisticated bars and restaurants. For those wanting a birds eye view of the city and its mountain backdrop, the Sky Costenera is South America's tallest building.