Travel theme: Peaceful Park Quinta Normal of Santiago

The Autumn coloured tree lined paths of Park Quinta Nornal
The Autumn coloured tree lined paths of Park Quinta Nornal
The park is a perfect place to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon
The park is a perfect place to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon

The perfect place for me relax to be peaceful is when I am surrounded by nature and its beauty. This week’s travel theme from Ailsa is peaceful.

Sunday afternoon I found myself walking through park Quinta Normal and its many tree lined paths. This was definitely one of my favourite peaceful moments so far on my travels through Chile.

Love the colours of autumn!!
Love the colours of autumn!!
This is the stunning street art at the entrance of Park Quinta Normal
This is the stunning street art at the entrance of Park Quinta Normal
The museums inside the park are covered in graffiti
The museums inside the park are covered in graffiti

 This park houses four of Santiago’s main museums: the Natural History Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) Quinta Normal, Museum of Science and Technology and the Santiago Railway Museum. On Sundays you can visit these museums for free so the park is usually very busy then. I was quite lucky that on this Sunday it was a bit chilly so most of the tree lined lanes in the park were deserted and I could wonder around in the peace and quiet all afternoon.

I cant believe that they would allow graffiti on the side of the museum building
I cant believe that they would allow graffiti on the side of the museum building
The front of one of the museums inside the park.
The front of one of the museums inside the park.

Not only are most of the buildings surrounding the park covered in street art, so too are the buildings that house the museums inside the park. The graffiti that cover most of these building are mini art works and quite lovely to look at. It just amazes me that the government would actually allow people to paint on the side of museums and even churches. I have never seen this in any other country that I have traveled through. 

Little graffiti covered cafe close to Park Quinta Normal
Little graffiti covered cafe close to Park Quinta Normal
You cant walk down a street in Santiago and not find some street art!
You cant walk down a street in Santiago and not find some street art!
Some of the Street artists of Santiago are very talented!
Some of the Street artists of Santiago are very talented!
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14 comments

    • Thanks Know-All! This city is definitely filled with graffiti and I haven’t even been in a city with so much beautiful street art before! Maybe I have just never noticed the street art, but I am definitely now on the look out for it!

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  1. Lots of colours! From the leaves to the buildings. I’ve been to the park before, but the museums weren’t open, I’ll have to return. What surprised me was the church/cathedral, it’s massive, brutish, imposing!

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    • Yeah, unfortunately I never did get to return to the park and actually go into the museums. Think it would be good for a cold winter Sunday outing when all the museums are free to enter.

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