Natural attractions




Cordillera de los andes
Cordillera de los Andes: The Cordillera de los Andes is the backbone of Chile, it covers most of the territory and then sinks under the Pacific Ocean. This mountain range is 7,240 km in length, 241 km in width and an average of 3,660 m in height. It has sectors with volcanic activity in several areas of our country. It stands out as one of the natural attractions with the greatest presence in the country.
Cordillera de los andes
Chile is characterized by being a very long country, 4,329 km in length. The Pacific Ocean bathes the Chilean coasts in an extension of more than 8,000 km, which makes our country one with high fishing and scientific activity, and also with the possibility of playing sports and recreational activities in its waters. Chile has the most active ports in Latin America and the Caribbean, in a ranking carried out by ECLAC: San Antonio, Valparaíso, San Vicente, Coronel and Iquique.

Mountains

San José Volcano

(summit of more than 5,800 meters high located in the central zone, expeditions last between 6 and 13 days)

Placa Roja

(located in the Cajón del Maipo, has a long route of 300 meters and expeditions that last around 7 hours)

Ojos del Salado

(is the highest active volcano in the world with 6,890 meters high, also has expeditions that last between 7 and 17 days)

Tupungato Volcano

(altitude of 6,570 meters, located near the province of Mendoza Argentina, the ascent to this mountain requires a physical challenge that are taken only by those with more experience).

Osorno Volcano

Volcano that has a perfect cone that is always snowed. There are routes that last around 5 hours and you can also do sports activities, chairlifts, restaurants, etc.

Viñas

In Chile wine is produced since nineteenth century, significantly increasing its production quality in the twentieth century by opening commercial ties with winemakers and French and American vineyards. In the international market the main wine producing countries are; Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Chile and Argentina. The main Chilean exporting vineyards correspond to Concha y Toro, San Pedro and Santa Rita. In addition, the magazine Drinks International chooses the 50 best vineyards in the world, and for the delivery of 2017 there are three Chilean companies in this count; Santa Rita (32nd place), Viña Errázuriz (fifth place) and Concha y Toro (second place).

Gastronomy / Tourism during the congress

gastronomia chilena

Traditional:
Chilean gastronomy turns out to be a mixture of indigenous tradition and Spanish colonies contributions. In the twentieth century there was also an influence from European cuisine, especially French.
As a result we have the "Criolla Chilean cuisine" that has a lot of variety in ingredients and flavors because of the geographical diversity of our country. The most traditional Chilean dishes are: the “carbonada”, the “casuela” (casserole), the “charquicán”, the “curanto”, the “empanadas de pino”, the “humitas”, the “milcao”, the “paila marina”, the “pantruca”, the “pastel de choclo” (corn cake), the “pastel de papas” (potato cake), the “porotos granados” (granados beans) and the “tomaticán”, among others. If you want to delve into our country’s cuisine, we recommend visiting the following places:

  • El Hoyo: Restaurant named after the year 1912, since it was in a gap product of the channels that once passed through the place. The place is colonial style mixed with history and tradition, being the ideal place to try the best pork legs and “arrollados” of Santiago. You can also find alternatives such as “prietas con puré”, pork ribs and typical Chilean dishes such as those mentioned above.
  • El Mercado Central: Building opened in 1872, has 241 premises that correspond to restaurants, liquor stores, butchers, bakeries, ironworks, grocery stores, crafts and cheese factories. It is ideal for tourist visits since it is characterized by its gastronomy, preserving Criolla’s traditional recipes and also here you can find as specialties maritime dishes (marshal, sea paella and fried fish).
  • La Piojera: It corresponds to a "Picada" (a picada is a place of food or drink that stands out for its handling of a culinary specialty of unique characteristics, whose price is low), where you can recognize the most genuine forms of popular urban ties. The place functions as a bar since 1896. Among the most recommended dishes and drinks of this place are the “terremoto” (earthquake) and the “pernil” (pork haunch).
  • La Casa Vieja: Restaurant that opened its doors in 1982 in Ñuñoa, being a classic of the Criolla and the tasty chilean cuisine. Among its main dishes you can find Conger, Salmon, “lomo vetado” (ribeye) or “lomo liso” (smooth loin), “Pastel de Choclo” (corn cake), “pastel de jaiba” (crab cake), “Chupe de mariscos” (seafood soupe), among many other typical Chilean dishes.

Gourmet:
Corresponds to preparations made with exquisitely selected ingredients and extreme hygienic care. They are dishes made by people who, after many years of experience and a clear passion for haute cuisine, are prepared to offer a product that can be consumed by someone who really appreciates its quality and delicacy.

  • Castillo Forestal: In front of the National Museum of Fine Arts, the old administrative offices of the Forest Park of the city of Santiago have been renovated to give place to this cafe-restaurant with Brasserie style, a French concept.
  • La Pescadería de Walker: Located in Vitacura (Borderío), has a fine selection of fish and seafood from the Chilean coast. Ceviche, crab and shrimp claw, Mediterranean tuna tartar, maras and oysters with parmesan are recommended.
  • Fronterizo: It is a place whose kitchen is nourished by the best raw materials from the north, center and south of Chile. It is delivered a sophisticated preparation of typical dishes such as the “terna de mar”, “camarones al pil-pil” (shrimp with olive oil, garlic and chilli pepper), “pastel de jaiba” (crab cake) and tuna ceviche.
  • Mulato:Located in Barrio Lastarria, the historic center of Santiago de Chile. It is characterized by the elegance and sophistication of its dishes. With a gourmet style they work with a very varied and dynamic menu. The restaurant works under the concept of market cuisine, which implies that the dishes vary depending on seasonal ingredients.
  • La Misión:It turns out to be very attractive for wine lovers. Located in Vitacura, its value proposition revolves around wine, specializing in haute cuisine, European cheeses and homemade charcuterie for the Wine Bar.
  • Mar y Tierra:It is a Restobar born from the premise of bringing together the best of our extensive coast and our crazy geography. The main dishes, hamburgers and sandwiches are recommended to accompany with national and international drinks.
  • Tambo: Located in Bellavista neighborhood and Lastarria. In the context of a modern environment and with a versatile menu with the best of Peruvian food.

Night life

The capital's nightlife stands out in neighborhoods that combine gastronomy, drinks, dancing and varied entertainment.

Barrio Bellavista:

Is a sector of the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile, located between the north bank of the Mapocho river and the San Cristóbal hill. In the eastern sector of Barrio Bellavista, on Constitucion Street, between Dardignac and Antonia López de Bello, there are haute cuisine restaurants that offer a varied gastronomy. Also in the vicinity of the corner of Mallinkrodt with Dardignac. Also, in Calle Loreto, which marks the boundary between Bellavista and Patronato, there are different cuisines and restaurants, cités, bars, the permanent "La Popular" fonda and old nineteenth century mansions.

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Barrio Lastarria and Bellas Artes:

corresponds to a small area of the city located between Mac Iver Street to the west, Parque Forestal to the north, Vicuña Mackena Street to the east and Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins to the south, a sector characterized by its green areas and beautiful houses of the nineteenth century, today restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, designer shops, bookstores and museums. Here you can visit restaurants like; “El Biografo”, Le Fournil Lastarria, “Castillo Forestal”, “Chipe Libre”, etc.

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Barrio Italia:

An alternative to enjoy Santiago’s cuisine. On the one hand, it offers gourmet creativity, native to Chile or fused with international trends, and on the other hand, the busy and intense nightlife of its bars. Both styles harmonize beautifully, giving Barrio Italia a mixed style of great cultural color. You can find gastronomic proposals such as the traditional DaNoi restaurant, with its foolproof pastas; the Capperi, with its pizzas and Italian dishes; the Andalusian Tavern, with its undeniable Spanish stamp; Hams and Coffee, with their creativity. And to this delicious route of flavor are the charming coffee shops, such as La Candelaria, El Jardín Secreto, Il Vero Caffè and Survenir, the latter the founder of its kind. And for the gourmet and enjoyment of good food, you will find stores with products to take away, such as Gourmet Hell, the Pantry 1893, Market Nün and Tea with Cinnamon.

Culture

If you want to enjoy staging, presentations or cultural events, then we present the best places in Santiago for that.

GAM: Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, is a meeting place between audiences and culture, specialized in performing and musical arts. Its objective is to articulate content, creation, cities and experiences from its headquarters, in the heart of Santiago, facilitating access to culture and formation of audiences.

Municipal Theater of Santiago: Its impressive architecture welcomes from Agustinas street, to continue surprising the interior with the incomparable beauty of its halls and with opera, ballet and first quality music shows. Presented in the oldest active scene in the country and featuring its stable squads, each work is a source of entertainment and unique and unforgettable emotion.

Casa Museo La Chascona: La Chascona is one of the three houses that were owned by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. It is located in the Bellavista neighborhood of the Providencia district in Santiago, Chile. It is currently a museum that houses the author's collections and is the headquarters of the Pablo Neruda Foundation. It was declared a National Monument in 1990.

Museum of Science and Technology It is the first interactive museum created in the country with the aim of spreading science and technology as support for teaching. The Science and Technology Museum is focused on students and general public, and offers guided tours in Spanish by teachers. It is located inside the Quinta Normal Park, in the Parthenon building, which previously housed the Museum of Fine Arts and, later, the Museum of Contemporary Art. Its spacious rooms have an interesting exhibition that surprises with scientific and technological topics such as geology, astronomy or electromagnetism, presented in a framework of experimentation and discovery for the visitor.

Cultural Center Palacio de la Moneda:is a cultural center located in Santiago, under the Plaza de la Ciudadanía, in front of the south facade of the La Moneda Palace. The CCPLM offers Chilean and foreign audiences access to national and international visual and audiovisual creation and heritage, fostering their understanding and appreciation. This through large-scale exhibitions, in addition to the programming of the National Cineteca, extension activities, services and complementary samples.

Museum of the Memory and the human rights: It is a space destined to give visibility to the violations to the human rights committed by the State of Chile between 1973 and 1990; to dignify the victims and their families, and to stimulate reflection and debate on the importance of respect and tolerance, so that these events will never happen again.

National Museum of Fine Arts: Is one of the main centers for the dissemination of visual arts in Chile. Founded on September 18, 1880, under the name of National Museum of Paintings, it is the first art in Latin America of its type. The museum has an artistic heritage made up of more than 3,000 pieces, acquired through purchases, donations and awards from official salons. It has the main selection of Chilean sculpture in the country and the second most complete national painting collection in the nation after the “Casa del Arte”, or “Pinacoteca” from “Universidad de Concepción”.

Valparaiso

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Gastronomy

Valparaíso has an offer of places with strong dishes, warm attention and traditional recipes of the area. Typically, traditional food restaurants were established by families that handed down the tradition from generation to generation, tradition that is very important for them and when visiting these places you can also appreciate the stories of each place. Typical dishes: “empanada de carne” (meat pie), “pastel de choclo” (corn cake), “humitas”, “caldillo de congrio” (conger soupe), “porotos granados” (beans with pasta and pumpkin), “cazuela” (casserole), fried fish. Anyway, in this area you can also find gourmet restaurants of excellent quality and very good prestige.

SaborColor Restaurant: Is a Gourmet Bar, in a beautiful house of the early twentieth century in Cerro Concepción, specialized in seafood cuisine accompanied by excellent drinks and wines. It is recommended to try the “Chupe de Quinoa and shrimp”, as well as exclusive dishes such as Rockfish with “mote risotto” or Salmon in orange sauce and polenta.

Caperucita y el Lobo Restaurant Located in Cerro La Florida, it was born from a house belonging to a large family’s grandmother who, as a tradition before becoming a Gourmet Restaurant, received large quantities of people for lunches, meals, etc. It is recommended to try the conger with caramelized onion and mashed onion, and also, grilled white fish over mashed beans (“habas”) and mint.

Internado Restaurant:It is a bar restaurant and cultural space located in Cerro Alegre. Its gastronomic proposal is more informal, simple but with style, with preparations full of flavor, where you can enjoy hamburgers, salads, meats and vegetarian dishes each with its signature touch.

Fauna Restaurant:It has a large terrace with views of Cerro Concepción, Cerro Panteón and Valparaíso Bay. They have a menu of meat, seafood, vegetarian dishes, chopping boards, sandwiches and pastries, depending on the season. The panoramic bar offers craft beers in schop and in bottle, a selection of local and country wines and cocktails. There is also grain coffee and teas from around the world.

Casa Cervecera Altamira: In Chile, beer has its cradle in Valparaíso at the beginning of the 19th century at the hands of the Irish immigrant Andrés Blest. This entrepreneur founded the first national brewery in 1825 near what is now the Plaza Aníbal Pinto and brings with it the classic brewing recipes of the old continent that Casa Cervecera Altamira seeks to rescue from oblivion through all its varieties. Here you can find; Hamburgers, Fish and Seafood Snacks, Tapas Bars, Tex-mex, Vegan and Vegetarian Food.

Espíritu Santo Restaurant:Cuisine characterized by working with fresh products from the region, seafood and fish from rocks, vegetables from the area, varying with the same grace between sweet and salty. It is located in Cerro Alegre and is characterized by the delicacy and originality of its dishes. Today, mother and son join forces and offer a simple and refined cuisine that puts care in the details.

Malandrino Restaurant:Located in Cerro Alegre, it is an Italian restaurant that offers excellent quality pizzas made in wood-fired ovens.

Holtzenplots Restaurant:It is located in Cerro Bellavista and is a German restaurant. Here the Tauss Bräu limachina beer, made from wheat, is dispatched. Its menu fits on one sheet and its unmissable are the Brotzeit, a strong table with sausages, ham (from the German Delicatessen from Quilpué, excellent), peasant pâté, German style bread and a fine homemade recipe sauerkraut.

Bote Salvavidas Restaurant:It is famous in the area for its history, being born as a casino and frequented by executives of the Navy, shipping companies and maritime agencies. It stands out for its location on the Prat Wharf and for its traditional cuisine, and stands out for the fish and seafood.

Portofino RestaurantThis restaurant, adds to the port city, as a gastronomic heritage, providing a space of international standard. The gastronomy of this restaurant is characterized by its recipes with typical products of the sea. It is located in Cerro Esperanza.

Valparaiso culture

If you want to enjoy staging, presentations or cultural events, then we present the best places in Valparaíso for that.

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  • La Sebastiana: La Sebastiana is one of the three houses of the Chilean poet, Nobel Prize for Literature, Pablo Neruda. It has great architectural value that makes ostensible his most precious travel memories around the world and its particular style of ornamentation. It has an audio-guide system available in English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • Lord Cochrane Museum: It was converted into a Museum by the Municipality of Valparaíso. It is the oldest house in Valparaíso (1842). It is located on the Cerro Cordillera where pieces of Naval Modeling are exhibited mounted by the Naval Modeling Club of Valparaíso, rotating exhibitions are held during the year. Here Juan Mouat established the first astronomical observatory that Chile had in the year 1843.
  • Cultural Park of Valparaíso: It is an architectural complex that is located in the Cerro Cárcel, it consists of a harmonious set of buildings for the installation of cultural resources around a park open to the community, aimed at relieving the local artistic practice, an infrastructure adapted for dance, music, theater and circus. In its location, formerly worked the public jail of the city and after it, from the colonial era, a gunpowder house, vault that exists to this day. Here you will find a spacious and equipped theater, a large visual arts room and a terrace from where you can see the spaciousness of Valparaíso Bay.
  • Condell Theater: Corresponds to a theater and movie theater located in Victoria Square. Opened in 1912 next to the gallery that bears his name, and has a capacity of 350 spectators. Here you can enjoy cinema, music, theater, shows and culture.
  • Municipal Theater: Because of its architectural style is considered by the “porteños” (Valparaiso’s people), as a patrimonial icon although it is not designated by decree. Its capacity corresponds to 1500 spectators, it is characterized for having a great stage and all the comforts to carry out cultural acts of the most diverse nature.
  • Muelle Prat: It was enabled in the year 1850 to transport passengers. Nowadays it is one of the most typical places of Valparaiso, here you can enjoy maritime walks, the place has a crafts fair, and around noon, the aromas of the sea kitchen begin to escape from the stalls and restaurants that are located nearby. Located a few meters from the Arturo Prat Monument and Plaza Sotomayor, this pier is considered the tourist center par excellence of this port city. It also is a National and Patrimonial Monument of this port and historic city center.