Barrio Italia
Barrio Italia
4.5
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Barrio Italia is trademark concept born in a traditional neighborhood in Santiago, Chile. In this area lives nearby residents, creative industry and commerce with an innovative cuisine, design, art, culture and entertainment. You may find shops, cafes, restaurants, inns and hostels, in a neighborhood atmosphere.
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Neighbourhood: Providencia
How to get there
  • Santa Isabel • 7 min walk
  • Parque Bustamante • 10 min walk
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l.wild
Melbourne, Australia127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Avoid disappointment & go Tuesday to Sundays, afternoon to late. Not much is open on mondays.

Clean area, nice street art, boho vibes with restaurants & parks nearby.
Written 30 October 2023
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bukagirl
New Jersey4,183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Clean hardly no graffiti, heaps of trendy restaurants. bars and boutiques.
Nice tree lined avenues for strolling.
I would recommend.
Written 3 January 2020
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Annetta Metselaar
El Quisco, Chile31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Not so much for travellers because this is like a european / italian design shopping center...not packed in one building but all kind of very nice designed houses converted into shops and cafe´s..
The neighbourhood is growing so at some step it will be worth while to visit it as a tourist.
Written 17 April 2014
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Stinkyrules
Canada387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
My wife and I went for a walk in search of a more interesting shopping experience in Santiago so we decided to find Barrio Italia. It's located on Av.Italia, south of Sta. Isabel for two or three blocks. It's actually an awesome place to visit a multitude of artisan shops, have a coffee on a patio or grab a bite of lunch. The shops are wonderful (and this coming from a guy that doesn't like to shop). For those from Toronto, it's like Queen Street West, for those from NYC, it's like Soho boti both instance, much more affordable. I purchased two pairs of handmade shoes while my wife purchase a couple of handmade knitted tops, some jewelry and a pair of shoes. What was even more amazing was that we were the only tourists we saw over a 3 hour period. In preparing for this part of our trip, there was little mention of this area but I'm sure glad I read a few posts on Tripadvisor. It was a great way to experience life in Santiago and visit some wonderful shops.

I'd strongly recommend visiting Barrio Italia.....

....happy exploring
Written 18 October 2013
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Poulter3768
Santiago, Chile156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Only a 30 min walk or 15 min metro journey from Parque Forestal you will discover the charming and welcoming district when old meets new. Thankfully no high street brands have appeared yet so there is a huge array of designer shops, cafe and quality restaurants in hidden away places. There is also the area where the maestros restoring unwanted furniture. A great place to spend a few hours browsing and eating. An Aladdin’s cave will a real buzz and the hotel M Italia is great.
Written 26 May 2019
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
It is along the Avenida Italia and offers many “gallerias”, each of them with some small shops that sells almost anything a tourist can look for, bars and restaurants. If one likes shopping and eating, this is one of the best place in Santiago outside the circuit of large modern malls. Not authentic Italian though, but rather commercial.
The place is safe, street parking can be difficult to find.
Written 13 January 2019
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Gloria T
Santiago, Chile48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
Here you can find antique stores, leather articles places to eat. You can spend at least 3 hours here.
Written 9 December 2018
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Raquel S
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
An interesting place where you can still find hand made stuff. Original clothes that you won't see in any shopping mall. There are also good restaurants as well
Written 26 March 2017
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Bob C
Glenwood Springs, CO16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
Takes a bit of exploring to find the choicest spots, but wandering the streets can complete a leisurely afternoon, leading into a menagerie of evening-centric activities.
Written 22 March 2017
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PassportHeavy
Washington DC, DC163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
I regret waiting until the day before we left to venture here. What a great way to spend our last pesos shopping here.
Barrio Italia is pretty much a bunch of what looks like houses, with a a bunch of shops inside. You can find leather, wood, art, gourmet kitchen items, glasses (we found some amazing wooden shades from a local designer) and plenty of little spots to eat. Barrio Italian was a surprise inside of a surprise, inside if a surprise. There was just so much to see.
Definitely come ready to spend some cash. There are one if a kind pieces you will find in here.

Advice: if there is a door open, just walk through it. Trust me. You won't regret it.

Cheers!
Written 13 March 2017
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