Las Condes, in Santiago Oriente or East Santiago, is one of the most modern and stylish of all Santiagoâ€™s neighborhoods. This upmarket location covers an area of 99.4 square kilometers (61.7 sq. mi) and is home to Santiagoâ€™s business and financial district.
The wide tree-lined avenues of Isidora Goyenechea, El Bosque Norte and Apoquindo are filled with steel and glass skyscrapers and five star hotels, though the quieter side streets host modern apartment blocks.
This area doesnâ€™t offer much by the way of history, but it does present an interesting glimpse into how the middle class live, work and play.