Valdivia

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Weather
Summer is short, pleasant and almost cloudless; winter is long, cool, with precipitation and almost cloudy sky. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 5 ° C to 22 ° C and is rarely below -0 ° C or above 27 ° C.
When to go
The best time of year to visit Valdivia and perform warm weather activities is from late December to late February.
Security
Chile is a relatively safe country, with rare cases of urban violence that are often associated with Latin American countries. However, some precautions such as:

- leave the most important documents and valuables in the hotel safe (keep a passport photocopy and, if possible, an easily accessible electronic copy in order to expedite the services provided by the Consular Section at the Embassy of your country in Santiago de Chile if new travel documents are required).

Emergency numbers

- There is no national emergency number. Each service has its own:

- Ambulances: 131

- Firefighters: 132

- Police (“Carabineros”): 133

- Police Investigations: 134
Tourist points
The Fluval Fair and the Paseo Costanera are held in front of the Calle Calle River, where you can see the handicrafts and cuisine of the region. The Municipal Museum is another attraction of the region, for its architecture and dynamic shops.
Valdivia is a tourist area, especially in summer, where fun activities such as Valdivian Week are held. Among its attractions are many natural areas, such as Oncol Park and the city of Corral, with the Niebla Balneario (Fog Spa), famous for the presence of Spanish forts and castles built in the colonial era.
It also has a unique culture, with varied traditions and rooted identity, corresponding to a mix of Mapuche customs with strong European influence from Spanish and German immigrants who settled in the area. Therefore, it is considered a bohemian city with many places and landscapes to enjoy the nightlife.
Another of its traditions is the production of craft beers, such as brewed at the German Kunstmann factory, 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 for many years, such as La Semana Valdiviana (Valdivian Week) during February, the Valdivia International Film Festival; Lluvia de Teatro, AI-Maako International Electroacoustic Music Festival, among others.
The city has the renowned Austral University of Chile, which in turn has several museums, such as the Mauritius de Maele Anthropological and Historical Museum (Maurice van de Maele History and Anthropology Museum) and the Valdivia Museum of Contemporary Art (Art Museum). Contemporary of Valdivia). In addition, in the city there is the 1960 Valdivia Museum and Archive, Earthquake and Tsunami, where the nature of these natural phenomena is explained and there are records illustrating the effects of the event that occurred in the area during that year.
Other sights
Valdivia River Market
Valdivia Municipal Market
Muelle Schuster
Valdivia Costanera
Isla Teja
Corral Bay
Torreón los Canelos
Isla Mancera
among many more must see attractions!
Gastronomy
The cuisine in Valdivia is a mix of Spanish and Mapuche-Huilliches influences, as well as German-style preparations that locals have brought.
Flavors such as craft beer, marzipan, chocolate and sausages are examples of European preparations that have arrived in this sector and introduced in traditional dishes.
Some of the typical dishes of the region are kassler-style smoked pork chops, meat pastries accompanied by baked potatoes, apple sauce and sauerkraut, among others. Of course you can not forget to mention the valdiviano, a broth made with dried meat and onion, created by Spanish soldiers in colonial times.
Typical local drinks are craft beers, such as those brewed at the Kunstmann factory. Beer festivals where you can try different flavors are also celebrated.
As for restaurants, the waterfront has a wide range, from traditional food to international cuisine. At Muelle Fluvia and the Central Market, you can eat fish and seafood and taste traditional dishes with local products from the region.
Presentation
Valdivia is a town and commune of Chile, capital of the province of the same name, located in the Los Ríos Region. It is located at the confluence of the Valdivia, Calle Calle, CauCau and Cruces rivers, and is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful city, similar to "Venice" by the large number of canals that cross it.
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