ACTIVITIES IN VALDIVIA
Valdivia is a city with many natural and historical attractions. To see it you can go walk aorund its neighborhoods and observe the European influenced architecture, especially in Yungay and General Lagos streets near the city center.
You can walk along the Waterfront of Valdvia, a trip that can be done on foot or by car, along the banks of the river Calle Calle. Following this path we find the Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia (Valdivia Market) next to Muelle Schuster. This is one of the most interesting tours of the city where you can see their craft, commerce and cuisine with seafood being the major type of food. Another attraction is the Valdivia Municipal Market which also hosts the book fair during the summer.
In addition every year in this area the Semana Valdiviana (Valdivian Week) is celebrated, an event that celebrates the anniversary of the city, on the 9th of February. All kinds of cultural activities, sports and entertainment are done.
Among the major attractions of this activity is the parade of floats over larger boats that navigate the river Calle Calle. Other attractions are a Craft Fair, the election of the Reina de los Ríos (Queen of Rivers), rides and a beautiful fireworks display over the river.
From the pier you can take a motorboat to navigate to some of the attractions in the area such as Mancera Island and its forts built in the colonial era, the bay of Corral and Niebla.
The Curiñanco spa is located north of the coast of Valdivia and has a beach of 5 kilometers as well as a camping area. It is an area of water activities, especially fishing from shore.
In the city there are also cultural spaces known as the Jardín Botánico de la Universidad Austral de Chile (Botanical Garden), the largest in the campus of this University, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Valdivia, the Museo del Bosque y la Madera (Museum of Forest and Wood), which highlights the history of forestry in the area and the Corporación Cultural Municipal (Municipal Cultural Corporation), located next to Avenida Costanera and where you can see samples of culture, sculpture, music, painting and crafts