Valdivia is the capital of the 14th Region de Los Rios. Located at the confluence of the Valdivia River, Calle Calle, CauCau and Cruces River, as well as limiting to the west with the Pacific Ocean..
The climate of the area is oceanic, with the presence of exuberant vegetation which is known as the Valdivian forests. Rainfall is abundant and more frequently during the winter months: May, June and July. The average temperature in Valdivia is 12° C.
It is a beautiful city, similar to "Venice" by the large number of channels that cross it. In this pace there is a Fluval Fair and Paseo Costanera, in front of the Calle Calle River, where you can see the crafts and cuisine of the area. The Museo Municipal (Municipal Museum) is another attraction of the area, because of its architecture and dynamic shops.
Valdivia is a tourist zone, especially in summer, where fun activities are performed such as the Semana Valdiviana (Valdivian Week). Among its attractions are many natural areas such as Oncol Park and the town of Corral featuring the Balneario de Niebla (Fog Spa), famous for the presence of forts and Spanish castles, built in the colonial era.
It also has a unique culture, with varied traditions and rooted identity, corresponding to a mixture of Mapuche customs with a strong European influence by Spanish and German immigrants who settled in the area. Therefore, it is considered a bohemian city with a great deal of places and landscapes to enjoy the nightlife.
Another of their traditions is the production of craft beers, such as the ones that are elaborated in the German factory Kunstmann, which offers tours, a restaurant where you can taste different flavors and a gift shop.
Valdivia has many cultural and artistic events that have been taking place as of many years such as La Semana Valdiviana (Valdivian Week) during the month of February, the International Film Festival of Valdivia; the Lluvia de Teatro, the AI-Maako International Electroacoustic Music Festival, among others.
The city boasts the renowned Universidad Austral de Chile, which in turn has several museums such as the Museo Histórico y Antropológico Maurice van de Maele (Maurice van de Maele Museum of History and Anthropology) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia (Museum of Contemporary Art of Valdivia). Besides this, in the city there is the Museo y Archivo Valdivia 1960, Earthquake and Tsunami, where the nature of these natural phenomena is explained and there are records illustrating the effects of the event that took place in the area during that year.