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When the celebrated Fashion Museum (Museo de la Moda) opened its doors in 2007, it attracted the "glitterati" with its array of famous garments. Among the 10,000 pieces on display are Madonna's "cone bra," John Lennon's military jacket and a strapless gown once worn by Princess Diana. But there's plenty more to capture your attention. Occupying the 1962 home of Jorge Yarur Bascuñán, the son of one of Chile's famed textile moguls, the privately owned museum also features a variety of collectibles, such as an original 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

While some recent visitors note that stark contrast between museum's 1960s-era style modernist style and the varied collection of memorabilia — which spans four centuries — most cite a pleasant experience overall. "There were some special outfits worn by famous people including Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Princess Diana and Madonna […] we didn't understand the museum but somehow we did quite like it," noted one TripAdvisor user.

The Fashion Museum welcomes visitors Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. Regular admission costs 3,500 CLP (about $6.50 USD); students and seniors can enter for 2,000 CLP (approximately $3.50 USD). Guided tours are available free of charge; if you're traveling with a group, reserving a tour in advance is recommended. If hunger strikes during your visit, you can grab a light bite at the on-site cafe, El Garage. You'll find the Fashion Museum in the Vitacura neighborhood near the Escuela Militar (Military Academy) metro station on Line 1. For more information, visit the museum's website

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Beckoning to an artsy crowd, the Bellavista neighborhood features graffiti-lined streets with cafes, art galleries and boutique shops. Here, you'll find inventive cocktail bars and eclectic eateries rubbing shoulders with antique homes and colonial mansions. Spend some time exploring La Chascona — the former home of celebrated poet Pablo Neruda — before scouring the Patio Bellavista shopping area for souvenirs. Also be sure to continue north to take in the scenery from Santiago's crown jewel: St. Christopher Hill, a nearly 3,000-foot high hill tucked inside Metropolitan Park.

The creative energy, trend-setting boutiques and laid-back vibes found in Bellavista make this a popular hangout spot among travelers and locals alike. And according to some recent visitors, the best way to experience it all is by wandering away from the main drag, Pío Nono. "This place is like an outdoor art museum. Between the colorful houses and the street art there seems to be a surprise around every corner," one TripAdvisor user said.

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