Collected by Kathy Reddy
Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa 01855, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Located in the very southern part of Chile, before the country becomes an archipelago that has been cut over millions of years by shifting glaciers, you'll find Punta Arenas, a vibrant city of color and culture. The town sits right on the Strait...
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
Isla Magdalena, one of the islands in the Strait of Magellan, is home to Los Pingüinos Natural Monument, a nature reserve named for its primary resident, the Magellanic penguin. There are more than 100,000 of them here, and while they're the star...
Puerto Montt, Los Lagos Region, Chile
Located on the waterfront of the port city of Puerto Montt, the southernmost point of the Lake District and jumping-off point to the Chiloe archipelago and Carrertera Austral, this busy wharf and market never seems to rest. From the interior bay...
Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
One of the delights of Valparaíso is exploring the colorful hillsides that ramble down towards the sea. Take the century-old funicular elevators Ascensor Concepción (Turri) or El Peral near the main plaza, constructed between 1883 and 1911. Once...
Pedro Montt 2078, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
by Steven Bodzin Valparaiso has the world’s biggest concentration of hillside railways, known locally as ascensores, or elevators. Victorian developers built 30 of them to shuttle residents and their goods up and down the city’s steep coastal...
Ricardo de Ferrari 692, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
The poet Pablo Neruda redefined the city with hisOde to Valparaíso, calling it “the patched bow of a small courageous ship.” Today, visitors can tour his home, known as La Sebastiana. The building is now a museum with one of the city’s finest gift...
Molina 76, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaíso, Chile’s main port city, rises from the water into steep hills laced with staircases and winding streets. Generations of poets, mariners, and adventurers have passed through. While the city has some of Chile’s best dining, the streets...
Esmeralda 1139, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Mingle with the locals at Mastodonte, a zany, safari- and Stone Age–themed restaurant near Plaza Aníbal Pinto. Order the chorrillana, a rib-filling plate of fries smothered in beef, cheese, onion, and fried egg. Esmeralda 1139, 56/(0) 32-225-1205....
Monte Alegre 149, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Built in the 1920s by a Croatian businessman, Palacio Astoreca underwent two years of refurbishment and restoration before opening its doors as a boutique hotel in 2012. The work was carried out to a meticulous degree, maintaining the original...
Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Cochrane 253, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Plaza Echaurren and Serrano Street are part of the historic district whose authenticity and integrity have been lauded by UNESCO. The plaza—the first ever constructed in Valparaíso—lies at the heart of the old Puerto...
Cárcel 471, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Occupying the grounds of a former prison, the Parque Cultural de Valparaíso captures the exciting cultural pulse of this city of artists, transforming the site on Calle Cárcel into a place of positive power. Rotating exhibits, dance and theatrical...
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