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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...
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Within the last five years, a new colony of approximately 150 King Penguins have reestablished on a narrow strip of land on Isla Grande, Terra de Fuego, Chile. They are having a difficult time however, as people come unauthorized at night into the...
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Magdalena Island, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
Venture to see an island COVERED with penguins. You will get to walk along hundreds of penguins in their natural habitat. Be careful as they waddle in front of you to cross the roped off pathway. This tour (read more about it by clicking on the...
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Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
The ceviche was amazing, the congrio was so flaky and delicious, and I would happily gain 500lbs eating the empanadas filled with king crab and queso. All of it, of course, washed down very nicely with my favorite beer from the region, Austral's...
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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...
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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...
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Only two kilometers from Puerto Montt, Angelmó is famous for its craft and fish markets and relaxed waterfront ambiance. At the handicraft market, you can find a variety of items made from alerce trees as well as Mapuche crafts created from...
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This not-for-profit foundation features crafts from artisans all over Chile. About 2,000 artisans partner with this project including many indigenous Mapuche groups, famous for weaving horsehair into delicate rings, pins and other decorative...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Color rules! Valparaiso curves around a sweeping bay anchored with cargo ships, cruise liners and small craft for work and pleasure. A half dozen major streets run parallel to the coastline and ripple out from the bay toward the steep hills that...
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Ascensor Artillería, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaiso is proud of its funiculars that run you up the hills in antique box cars and rails. The Ascensor Artilleria is more than 100 years old and a national monument. The modest fare and quick trip lands you right in front of the Naval and...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
With only a day to explore, I was afraid I would miss some important sites of Valparaiso. I realized that simply walking the energized streets and taking in the people, buildings and port views IS the experience.
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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...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile

Overlooked by the imposing Edificio de la Comandancia Naval, the Plaza Sotomayor is the site of a monument to heroes of the Battle of Iquique, the 1879 turning point in the war between Peru and Chile. Captain Arturo Prat Chacón, commanding...

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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...

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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...