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.
Oktoberfest: Malloco Beer Festival As part of the legacy of the German communities that have come to Chile through history, every year, by late October, we celebrate the Chilean version of the classic Bavarian Oktoberfest. The festival, which takes place in Malloco (close to Santiago), has the typical German traditions, but with a hint of […]
Primavera Fauna Primavera Fauna is a music festival that began in 2011 at the pools of Espacio Broadway, a club located close to Santiago de Chile. A musical event mainly oriented to indie-bands and DJs, which includes international artists while also providing a platform for the new breed of Chilean musicians. Primavera Fauna offers outdoor […]
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 […]