South of Providencia  and east of Santiago Centro, middle-class Ñuñoa has few obvious landmarks, but the vigorous cultural life on and around Plaza Ñuñoa, thanks partly to nearby campuses of the Universidad Católica and the Universidad de Chile, has made it a growing attraction. There are good but unpretentious restaurants, bars, and dance clubs.
With the Andean front range as a backdrop, Ñuñoa’s sole unforgettable landmark is the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium, Av. Grecia 2001). First famous for the 1962 World Cup, it became infamous after the 1973 coup, when Pinochet’s regime incarcerated some 7,000 Allende sympathizers (and suspected sympathizers) in an impromptu prison camp here.
Many suffered torture and more than a few were executed (including folksinger Victor Jara and U.S. citizens Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi). Today, the stadium is once again the site of the country’s most important soccer matches, and is within reasonable walking distance of Línea 5’s Ñuble station.