Santiago overview

This item appears on page 68 of the April 2016 issue.

In Santiago, Chile, Sky Costanera, the highest man-made lookout point in South America, opened in August 2015 at the top of the Gran Torre Santiago building at the Costanera Center (Avenida Andrés Bello 2425, Providencia, Santiago, Chile; phone +562 29169200, At 300 meters, Gran Torre Santiago is the second-tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sky Costanera offers two observations points — 253 meters up on the 61st floor and 261 meters (856 feet) up on an open deck on the 62nd (top) floor, each providing mounted binoculars. An express elevator can take 45 people up to the 61st floor in 40 seconds for views of La Moneda Palace, the National Stadium and the Mapocho River. 

Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Buy tickets online or in Costanera Mall. CLP5,000 (near $7) adult or CLP3,000 child under 13.