Symposium Location

Palacio de La Moneda

The symposium will be organized by the Center for Web Research of the Dept. of Computer Science of the University of Chile in downtown Santiago. The symposium will take place in the Gorbea Auditorium at the Third floor of Escuela de Ingeniería, Universidad de Chile. Av. Beaucheff #850, Santiago.

Santiago, the capital of Chile, is an energetic city in the Maipo valley and the foothills of the Andes mountains, with the Mapocho River crossing it from east to west. The most remarkable thing about Santiago, with its 5 million inhabitants, is perhaps its diversity. It is a city with many faces, great and varied changes, a social and political landscape that sometimes takes us back to the colonial city it once was, and also well known for excellent seafood and wine. The Pacific ocean, vineyards or ski resorts are all at most 100kms away.

See also: Wikipedia page for Santiago. Flickr pictures of Santiago.

Accomodation

You can find the common tourist advice on tourism websites like Contact Chile, on their site, you can find information on things such as:

You can find a huge list of hotels in Santiago on chile-hotels. Also, Hotels in Santiago from Yahoo! Travel.

We've collected this list of hotels for reasonable prices (US$ 60-90 per night) in the main areas of the city:

  • Hotel Presidente, 4 stars, in Providencia
    • Av. Eliodoro Yánez 867, Metro Salvador, Providencia
    • Fono: 2358015
  • Hotel Panamericana Providencia, 4 stars, in Providencia
    • Francisco Noguera 146, Metro Pedro de Valdivia, Providencia
    • Fonos: 2349610 / 2349611
  • Hotel Neruda, 5 stars, in Providencia
    • Pedro de Valdivia 164, Metro Pedro de Valdivia, Providencia
      Fono: (2) 679 0712
      Fono: (2) 679 0700
      Fono: (2) 679 0741
  • NH Santiago, 4 stars, in Providencia
    • Av.Condell 40
      Providencia - Santiago - RM
      Fono: (2) 341 7575
      Special Fare for our Events: US$105., Breakfast Included.
      We have a set of 30 rooms available at this price until Sept 11th,
      you need to mention code "spire 2007 - Univ de Chile".
  • Hotel Rio Bidasoa, 4 stars, in Vitacura
    • Av. Vitacura 4873
    • Fono: 2421525
  • Hotel Novotel, 4 stars, in Vitacura
    • Av. Américo Vespucio Norte, Vitacura
    • Fono: 4992200

Economy Hotel

B&B

A good friend of ours once stayed at Marilu's B&B and thoroughly enjoyed it, but unfortunately we don't have any other B&B's to recommend. Near Metro Salvador.

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Santiago Landmarks and Museums

Estacion Mapocho

Relted: walking tour of Downtown Santiago.

Dining

You can find all kinds of food in Santiago, it is growing each year more cosmopolitan in terms of food. Here are some of the major restaurant clusters:

Metro

The subway is one of the city’s prides. Fast, clean and efficient, its tracks have grown these last years to currently span most of the city. Some of its stations have notable architecture, and on Line 1, most stations have been decorated with local art. See Wikipedia and Flickr.

Metro de Santiago, Estacion Bilbao

Of special note

Short trips from Santiago

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