The neighbourhood Brasil can be found in the west of the city centre. It was the barrio of the upper-class in the 1800s and you can find heaps of old buildings which still remain from that period. Thus you find a variety of very interesting styles of architecture here. Find the Basilica San Salvador which was destroyed during an earthquake in the past. Since the earthquake in 1985, they have been rebuilding the cathedral but there is still a lot of work to do. Aong the way you also find the beautiful church of San Francisco. Following Avenida Brasil and around the square Plaza Brasil, you can find some cheap restaurants. The square is also famous for its cultural scene. The barrio also hosts a university and two parks: Parque Quinta Normal and Parque O’Higgins.