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JEWISH CITY TOUR IN SANTIAGO - FULL DAY



Through this tour travelers can learn how community life was born and is developed in Chile, plus some most important tourist sites in the city.

Our hallmark is that all our guides are ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Local Community, and that our tours are organized hand by hand with local institutions.

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Places visited:
* Short visit to the Civic Center of Santiago, to relate the history of Chile, with the Jewish presence in the country.

* In the old downtown area: Plaza de Armas (main square) - Sta. Lucia Hill (where Santiago was founded in 1541. Panoramic view of the city)- Government House - Commercial District - La Moneda Palace, Alameda.

* Financial and commercial area in Providencia and Las Condes.

* Cerro San Cristobal Rise, Funicular.

* The Jewish Fire Station "Bomba Israel", the only one Worldwide with Jewish volunteers, founded in 1954.

* The Isarelit Maccabi Stadium - Community Center.

* Synagogues (Chabad, Mercaz, Sephardy and the older Synagogue in the city Bicur Joilim)

* The Hebrew Institute (from outside).


Duration: 7 hours. From Sunday to Friday full day.
On Saturdays this tour is not performed.

** It takes, at least, 5 working days to book the service prior to the date of the tour.

** Admission to the institutions is subject to approval by members of security. If not is able to enter, we will show the site from outside to learn about the history, with the possibility of replacing the visit with another place.


SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city.

PROMO PRICE: USD $220.- per person (indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers)
For 4 to 6 passengers: USD $200.- per person
For 7 to 10 passengers: USD $175.- per person
Only one passenger: USD $350.-
** Starting in Valparaiso or pick up from San Antonio dock: Extra U$50.-(one way) and U$75 (round trip)


** The price not includes donations in Jewish sites. Please calculate an approximate of USD$50.- per passenger.

** It is paid in advance.
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Included: Specialized guides, English-Spanish speaking guides. Air-conditioned transportation. We manage the entrance for all sites indicated. Pick up and drop off from the hotel.

Not included: Meals and Tzedakah in Jewish sites.





Important: The photos of the promotional flyer are for reference and the places to visit during the tour are subject to availability and personalized organization of the itinerary, according to the interests of each passenger.

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More information about the places we visit in the tour

Israel Fire Company Nuñoa Fire Department -  Fifth Company

Israel Fire Company Nuñoa Fire Department - Fifth Company

It's a historical firemen company made out of Jewish volunteers in Chile, located in the town of Nuñoa responding to emergency in the aid of some neighbors of Santiago. The company "Bomb Israel" born in 1954, as a feeling of gratitu...

Maimnides School

Maimnides School

Rabbi: Avraham Horowitz.

Israelite Circle of Santiago

Israelite Circle of Santiago

The old synagogue in Serrano Street was built in 1953 and demolished in 2010. The first stone of the great synagogue 214 Calle Serrano placed the then Foreign Minister of Israel, Moshe Sharett. The building, completed in the late 50s, w...

Maccabi Israelite Stadium

Maccabi Israelite Stadium

The Israelite Stadium was born from the idea of creating a place where the Jewish community could get back to the traditions and culture of our people. The Israelite Stadium Society was created on 16 May 1953. Throughout the years, M...

Or Shalom Synagogue - Israelit Sefaradi Community of Chile

Or Shalom Synagogue - Israelit Sefaradi Community of Chile

Israelit Sefaradi Community of Chile Conservative denomination. Espiritual Lider: Rab. Daniel Zang The synagogue is inside the Israelit Maccabi Estadium. Although some Sephardim arrived during the Spanish colonization, most Sep...

Jewish interactive museum of Chile

Jewish interactive museum of Chile

The Interactive Jewish Museum of Chile seeks to inform, educate and disseminate to visitors, the history of the Jewish people with its peculiarities in context with the history of the world; and its impact on Western culture universal. I...

Beit Chabad Chile

Beit Chabad Chile

Rabbi Menashe Perman The exterior architecture is a replica of the original home of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn, USA. The difference is that this building has two floors and the original three floors. There is also another repl...

Bikur Jolim Synagogue

Bikur Jolim Synagogue

It is the oldest Jewish community in Santiago since 1905. In the beginning was an Orthodox synagogue, but currently has a conservative style. The birth of the Jewish Benevolent Society Bikur Jolim emerges from the alliance of several ...

Mercaz Kehilati Synagogue

Mercaz Kehilati Synagogue

The April 16, 1997, the Jewish Community of Santiago acquired the Mercaz Kehilati, where today are held all community activities. Its mission is to provide the whole community and full Jewish community development under the values of the...

History of Jewish immigration

The first Jews that arrived in Chile was at the time of the Inquisition, the Spanish conquerors.

But from around 1840, begins the true immigration.

It was in Valparaiso where the first Jews from Europe, especially French and Germans came and then settled in Santiago, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Temuco and La Union.
In the late nineteenth century, a new generation of Jews fleeing anti-Semitic policies of Czarist Russia installed in Santiago and south of the country.
In 1903 opens in the capital. Also in the Araucania other immigration Sephardic Jews of Macedonia was developed.

In 1920 there were 300 in Temuco Sephardic families and more than 900 Jews of Polish , Russian and Ukrainian origin. Temuco was the first city in Chile to have a synagogue and an Israeli club.

From 1933 to 1939, a new group of jews arrives fleeing persecution imposed by the Nazi regime in Germany , Austria and Czechoslovakia.

The community has 19,000 members, 16,000 live in Santiago, about 650 between in Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, 100 in Temuco and other small communities in Concepcion, La Serena and Iquique.

A little about the country

The Republic of Chile is a democratic unitary state of presidential character.
The country has 15 regions, 54 provinces and 346 municipalities in total, and its capital is the city of Santiago de Chile.

It has more than 17 million inhabitants and an area of ​​756,096.3 km. with island territories in the Pacific Ocean, as the "Juan Fernandez archipelago", the "Desventuradas Islands", the "Sala y Gomez Island" and "Easter Island", the latter two located in Polynesia.

The official language is Spanish.
The currency is the Chilean Peso.