Best Things To Do in Chile
Chile’s history and awesome natural scenery offer a dazzling array of attractions to explore. A rich local culture and innumerable outdoor activities offer you an unforgettable time.
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Tour Cerro Castillo on horseback or trekking. Its trails deliver routes of different sizes and intensities. Do you want to test your capabilities? Do the full-day trekking if you want a condensed experience, but if you are an innate athlete, take the adventure of 5 days and more than 45 km. of extension. High impact activity, it has become one of the most famous in the country thanks to its view of hanging glaciers and the possibility of crossing portezuelos where snow abounds in summer.
San Rafael exhibits marvelous topographic variety. Its sea fauna and channels, islands, snowcaps and fjords offer a grat place for tourism. The Northern Ice Field, San Rafael Lagoon and San Rafael Snowcap, are the favorite spot for national and foreing visitors because of their amazing landscapes and ecologycal biodiversity. (Declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO).
It is formed by three islands at the border of both regions; Chañaral Island, Choros Island and Damas Island. Just as its name says, this reserve is known for the presence of a colony of Humboldt penguin, that can be easily observed by booking a tour. Beside the penguins, it’s possible to watch sea lions, dolphins and several birds. It has been reported that during the summer it is possible to watch sperm and blue whales.
The Torreón Picarte or Torreón del Barro is a defensive construction built by the Spanish Empire in southern Chile, in the city of Valdivia, in the XV Region of Los Ríos. It is located at Ramón Picarte Street Nº1244, on the southern edge of the Calle Calle River. The Spanish Crown early perceived the strategic nature of the southern region of Chile, which through the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn was an intermediate point for navigation from Europe to the American Pacific coast.
The Futaleufú National Reserve was created on February 8, 1998 by DS No. 602 of the Ministry of National Assets. It has 12,065 hectares and is located in the commune of Futaleufú, south east of the river of the same name, 150 km from the city of Chaitén, capital of the province of Palena.
Hundreds of thousands of coins, twenty pots of gold and ten jars of jewels are the treasure that the English corsair, Sir Francis Drake, stole in numerous coasts and combats around the world, and that he buried in some part of the peninsula he discovered in 1578; or at least that's how the most famous pirate legend of Coquimbo tells it.
For cocktail-lovers, a pisco sour and a shot of nostalgia at Bar Cinzano are more than welcome. Dating back to 1896, the onetime haunt of sailors and singers is a popular venue for locals and increasingly a must-visit bar for visitors to the city, drawn in by the friendly ambience and demonstrations of tangos and the art of crooning from the regulars, as well as helpings of Chile's national drink served from behind the suitably well-worn bar.
Created in 1995, this Museum brings together about 400 pieces, which not only represent the history of the Church of Concepción, but also the peninsula, associated with the different cathedrals that the city has had, the art of different eras, the use of Latin, the ancient liturgical vestments and the visit of Pope John Paul II to Concepción.
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