The registration fee does not include accommodation. We recommend Crowne Plaza Santiago hotel, which is on the same street and less than a 5 minute walk from Campus Casa Central, PUC.
Additional options for lodging:
José Victorino Lastarria 299, Santiago, Chile
To book at a preferential rate, please contact Veronica Valenzuela at the email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention our workshop.
Avenida Pedro de Valdivia 164, Providencia, Santiago
Preferential rates until 28/02/2018:
Single CLP $ 59.000 + TAX
Double CLP $ 69.000 + TAX
Twin standard CLP $ 69.000 + TAX
Triple standard CLP $ 94.000 + TAX
Single luxury CLP $ 73.000 + TAX
Twin luxury CLP $ 91.000 + TAX
To book at a preferential rate, please contact Evelyn Vargas Mat via email or call (+56 2) 266 33 165 and mention our workshop.
Santiago is located in the center of Chile and apart from local attendees it is expected that delegates will arrive by plane. The Casa Central Campus is located in downtown Santiago, 20 minutes car ride from Arturo Merino Benítez Airport, the main international airport in Chile. Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez, IATA: SCL, ICAO: SCEL) is located in Pudahuel, 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of downtown Santiago, is Chile's largest aviation facility and the busiest international airport in the country. Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport has domestic and international services to destinations in Europe, Oceania, Asia and the Americas. Its location in the center of the country makes of it an ideal main hub for most airlines. Public transportation to and from the airport is either by taxi, shuttle or airport bus. For taxis just visit one of the taxi company counters just after you exit the baggage area and before you exit into the main airport lobby. Visitors can purchase a flat-rate ticket for their destination in an individual car or in a shared shuttle. They will direct visitors to the main lobby, where someone wearing distinct uniform of the company will take the visitor to the taxi. Centropuerto airport bus offers a budget rate service from the airport into the city. Stops (both ways) are located at street level near Metro (subway or underground network) stations Los Héroes, Estación Central, Universidad de Santiago, San Alberto Hurtado, Las Rejas, and Pajaritos. Buses run every 10 minutes to the airport from 5:55am until 10:30pm and from the airport from 6am until 11:30pm. Visitors arriving or departing outside these times will need to choose another option. As always, there is the option of renting a car – rental agencies have counters alongside the taxi and shuttle bus companies in the main lobby of the airport.
About the Area
UC Casa Central Campus is located in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in Santiago. Just across the street is the Cerro Santa Lucia park, where a short walk up a 69 meter hill filled with gardens and two 200 year old forts affords spectacular views of the whole city. Just North and across the street from the campus is the trendy artist Lastarria district, with a wide range of food available, theaters, cultural centers, cinemas, bookstores, art galleries, design shops and antique shops, all make this district an oasis for culture. You can walk around this area full of restaurants and enjoy the intense nightlife of its streets and many pubs and bars.
At the edge of this (~a 5 minute walk from the campus) is the roughly 10 square city block Parque Forestal, in side of the park you can find the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, established in 1880 making it the oldest in South America, that counts with Chilean art collections dated since la Colonia up to our days. On the north shore of the Mapocho river is the trendy Bellavista neighborhood also filled with restaurants and nightclubs.
The core of downtown is less than 10 minutes South of the campus, there you can find Santiago’s historic center. A great part of the history of Chile has been written at the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) and its surrounding buildings. Around its streets you can find old buildings like the Santiago City Hall, the Cathedral, the National History Musem, the Court Houses, and many others.