Popular Destinations in Chile
Santiago de Chile
Capital of Chile, Santiago is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Chilean
Coast Range and the snow-capped Andes. The largest city in Chile, Santiago
is the political, financial, and cultural hub of the country. The city is
home to multiple cultural institutions, museums, performing art venues, and
theaters, such as Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Chilean National Museum of Natural History, Mapocho Cultural
Center, Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, Caupolican Theater, Municipal
Theatre of Santiago, La Chascona, and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
Founded in mid-16th century by the Spanish, Santiago is lined
with several historic landmarks and a number of architectural styles can be
found here, namely, neo-gothic, art deco, and neoclassical. Major landmarks
here include Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Armas, Central
Market of Santiago, Church and convent of San Francisco, and National
Library. Nature lovers can explore Santiago Metropolitan Park, Santa Lucia
Hill, Cajon del Maipo, and Quinta Normal Park.
Located in southwest Chile, Concepcion sits on the north bank of the Rio
Biobio that is the only significant navigable waterway in the country.
Known as the "Capital of Chilean Rock" and “the University City,”
Concepcion is home to multiple universities and has a great music legacy.
Many internationally renowned bands such as Los Bunkers and Los Tres have
been founded in the city. Concepcion has several plazas and museums worth
visiting. The city has several landmarks including Cathedral of the Most
Holy Conception, Plaza Peru, Museum of Natural History, Plaza Bicentenario,
Clock Tower UdeC, Museo Stom Mirador Aleman, and Cerro Amarillo.
Balmaceda is a village located in the south east of Coyhaique in Aysen
Region. The village is named after the Chilean president Jose Manuel
Balmaceda. Balmaceda was initially one of the largest inland settlements in
Chile. The village’s serenity and natural beauty attracts visitors. The
first settlers in Balmaceda arrived in the early-20th century when they
were expelled from Argentina as the borders between Chile and Argentina
were drawn. Few of the major attractions in this region include National
Reserve Cerro Castillo, Simpson River National Reserve, Marble Caves, San
Rafael Glacier, and Coyhaique National Reserve.