Valparaiso in Depth.
Do you love window shopping and choosing the perfect keepsake? Shop for lovely things to your heart’s content in Chile’s many duty-free malls, luxury shops and countless arts and crafts markets Artisanal crafts in wool and horse hair, for example, make excellent souvenirs.
Visit the Tax Free Zone in the northern city of Iquique; a duty-free haven where you’ll find everything from perfume to electronic devices. Just a stone’s throw from the beach in La Serena, La Recova market has a great selection of typical local products like preserved papayas, spaghetti squash jam and dried fruits.
In Santiago, independent designer shops can be found in cosmopolitan districts like Lastarria and Italia. If your taste is for more refined luxuries, visit the Alonso de Córdova neighborhood for exclusive international brands and elegant local boutiques.
Looking for that special gift? At the Castro arts and crafts market on Chiloé, you’ll find textiles of every kind, from typical Chilote hats, gloves and socks, to beautiful woollen ponchos with intricate indigenous designs.
Valparaiso in Depth.
Nuestra Señora de Andacollo, the Big Festival One of the most characteristic folkloric expressions of the central-northern area of the country is the festival of the Virgin of Andacollo, one of the oldest and largest religious celebrations in Chile. The so-called Big Party, honoring the Virgin of the Rosario, takes place on December 24th, 25th […]
New Year’s Eve by the Ocean Watching the magnificent New Year’s Eve show by the ocean in the cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso is a unique, unforgettable and extremely fun experience. There’s joy in the streets, people from all over the world, dancing and an astonishing fireworks show. From the heart of the […]
Valparaíso Arts Festival For nine days straight, the port’s streets fill with colors and light and public areas around Valparaíso are transformed by the art created by its residents. Chilean and international artists come together at the Valparaíso Arts Festival to produce and display their art. Live music, plays, dance, workshops, discourse, dramatic interventions, discussions, […]