WHERE TO GO IN VALDIVIA
Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia: (Fluvial de ValdiviaMarket)
This place is located on the Costanera Artura Prat, close to the Cathedral and Pedro de Valdivia Bridge, which connects the city with Isla Teja, on the river banks of Valdivia. It has crafts, restaurants and all kinds of merchandise. It is a National Monument of Chile.
Mercado Municipal de Valdivia: (Municipal Market of Valdivia)
It is another place where you have to learn about the local cuisine and its seafood, such as fish and shellfish plus crafts of Mapuche influence. Also during the summer it hosts the Book Fair.
It's where all the boats that bring marine and agricultural products sold in the Fluvial de Valdivia Fair. It is also the starting point of the motor boats that carry passengers that circuit through the Calle Calle and Valdivia Rivers.
Costanera de Valdivia:
It is a pedestrian trip for vehicles that travels along the residential area of Valdivia along the Calle Calle River. Through it you access the Muelle Schuster (Schuster Pier) and Municipal Market. Here you can enjoy water activities.
Isla Teja: (Teja Island)
This small island has 15 square kilometers. It joins the city of Valdivia through the Pedro de Valdivia Bridge. It bears this name since this was the place where they built factories that produced tiles and bricks for the ports of the corral and the two towers of Valdivia, called the Canelo and Barro.
Museo Histórico y Antropológico Maurice van de Maele: (Museum of History and Anthropology)
This cultural center is part of the Universidad Austral de Chile and holds collections from different periods of times of the city, from vestiges of indigenous towns to elements from the colonial period. Its Remarkable and beautiful style of German architecture catches your attention.
Torreón los Canelos:
It is considered a National Monument and is located in the corner of the street Yerba Buena. It was built in 1781 as a defensive wall of the southern part of Valdivia. It is currently an open-air museum.
Bahía de Corral (Corral Bay) is located 15 kilometers south of Valdivia and is the oldest port in southern Chile. It is recognized for its Sistema Defensivo de Fuertes (Defensive Forts System), built by the Spanish during the colonial era. There are 17 forts on the perimeter of the city and Valdivia that protected the zone from the constant attacks of pirates, English privateers and the Dutch.
Isla Mancera: (Mancera Island)
It lies at the edge of the Valdivia River, east of Bahía de Corral (Corral Bay) in front of Niebla. It is known for its fortifications as the Castillo San Pedro de Alcántara, dating from the colonial era as part of the system of forts of Valdivia.
It is the largest spa in Valdivia and is located 15 kilometers from the downtown area, at the mouth of Valdivia River. It has beautiful beaches and restaurants where you can enjoy the seafood.
Here we can also see the national monuments the Castillo de la Piura and Limpia Concepción de Monfort de Lemus. In Niebla there are natural areas such as the Silvestre Stenger Park and San Pedro de Alcantara Castle.
Its main attraction is the Castillo de Niebla, which was built in the seventeenth century in the estuary of the Valdivia River, as part of a defense complex on the coast of Valdivia.
Parque Oncol: (Oncol Park)
It is one of the most important natural areas of Valdivia, where you can see the flora and fauna of the Valdivian rainforest. It features marked trails and panoramic views to observe the surrounding area.
Parque Saval: (Saval Park)
It is located in Teja Island and has a lagoon, a stadium for rodeos, an equestrian jumping garden, picnic areas and places for outdoor activities and cultural exhibits.
Jardín Botánico: (Botanical Garden)
It is located on the banks of river CauCau and features a sample of over 1000 native and exotic species for cultivating. It was founded in 1995 by the Universidad Austral de Chile.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Valdivia: (Museum of Contemporary Art)
It is located in the Teja Island, where there are still vestiges of the Anwandter brewery. In its ancient cellars contemporary art exhibitions are presented throughout the year.