During the weekend of October 19 and 20 the doors of numerous buildings and spaces in various sectors of Santiago, which are usually closed to the public, will open for free within the framework of the event Santiago Open House (OH! Stgo) The instance seeks to generate reflection and discussion around the city, opening spaces and buildings that are examples of excellence in architecture, engineering, environment, urban design and heritage interventions in the capital.
In this third version of the festival there are many spaces that you can visit with the smallest of the house, where they can learn and have fun in entertaining tours of parks, museums and special activities.
“The participation of girls and boys in OH! Stgo is fundamental, because our intention is that they be enchanted with their city, that they love it and can know it closely and from a participatory perspective. It reminds me of the phrase 'you lack street', which is a saying that we use a lot in Chile, and speaks precisely of the great lessons that exist when exploring diversity within the city, sharing with inhabitants and, from this, refining the look to appreciate the beautiful and also look critically at what is possible to improve, ”he says Soledad Díaz de la Fuente, Executive Director of Aldea Foundation and co-organizer of OH! Stgo.
Here are some scenarios for boys and girls:
one - Cicletada of the girls:
This event is a special instance for girls and their mothers (or sisters, grandmothers and aunts) to cycle through the most important streets of Santiago. The idea is to make visible that the streets also belong to them and that they can travel them free, safe and by bike. Although, the invitation is for “them” here everyone can participate on Sunday 20 from 10:00 to 13:00 from Plaza Brasil.
2 - Firefighters Museum (MUBO)
A newly opened reading room, old car bombs and gifts for the little ones, are just some of the attractions of the Fire Museum. Located in the heart of Santiago, steps from the Plaza de Armas, it has an entertaining and interactive exhibition, for the history of the city and the contribution of firefighters to it. It will be open all weekend of the event from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3 - Train Arming, Neptune Workshop, Santiago Metro
For train fans, the Metro company will showcase the work they are currently doing in their Neptune workshop, specifically in the new NS16 car assembly, which are already circulating on Line 2 and will gradually replace the oldest cars in the net. Incredible panorama for adults and children that will open on Sunday, October 20.
4 - Likandes Elementary Reserve
This park located on the way to Lagunillas 05000, km4, San José de Maipo, is for those who love nature. In the tour you can interact with beautiful goats and birds, in addition to enjoying different activities focused on the effective conservation of the territory, relieving the importance of this and its care through different environmental education programs. This tour is free both Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October.
5 - Bicentennial Children's Park
It is an outdoor park, in the commune of Recoleta, designed and built especially for children. You can enjoy a 310-meter labyrinth circuit with slips, as well as a sector of concrete balls with water (you can wear a bathing suit), hanging houses, swings, music games, and more than 60 slides in shape Waterfall And if that is not enough, you can also enjoy a funicular with a nice view of Santiago. Agenda on Saturday 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
6 - Encounter Village
Urban gardens are all the rage, and if you want your children to learn first-hand about compost and how the community has organized to grow their own fruits and vegetables, this may be the best scenario and, in passing, mimic the good example at home . Located on Avenida Mayor Fernando Castillo Velasco 9750, La Reina. Point on Saturday 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7 - Quilapilún Explorer Park
The Anglo American Quilapilún Explorer Park, opened in 2012, is the first research and dissemination center for Chilean metropolitan native flora. Its construction and landscaping was led by the prominent architect Consuelo Bravo and is located at km 34 of the Los Libertadores Highway, commune of Colina. It has 4.5 hectares that are available to the public of OH! Stgo for free, on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. And attentive! because at 11:00 hours guided tours will be made.
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