Valdivia A Gerontology Centre For Chile

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Rivers and streams mark the identity of the impressive Valdivia. Get to know the oldest southern city in the world, and its evergreen meadows and woods!

Breathe and feel the exquisite pure air as you cruise on its main river, the Calle Calle. Taste the best sea products in the Fluvial Market and have fun with the sea lions on the waterfront. Experience a festival of flavors by trying craft beers, wild boar meat, raw meat (tartarre) and chocolate.

Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) and immerse yourself in the history of the city.

Be impressed by the castles and stone fortresses in Corral. Its millenary forests of larch and coastal olive groves will surprise you with their beauty. Its natural landscape, historical and cultural heritage will amaze you. Enjoy its attractive beaches, fishermen’s coves and the various activities that you can do in any season.

Embark on the Ruta del Mar, where you will get to know beautiful places, such as the coves of Amargos, San Carlos, Los Liles or Huape.Nubes

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Valdivia River Market

This is the main market in the city of Valdivia. In this place you will be able to find different products from the sea, transported directly by fishing boats that go down the river with fresh fish.In addition, in the Fluvial Market, you will find handicrafts, restaurants and all kinds of products that make it unique and for which it is considered a National Monument of Chile.

“Santiago de Chile 1 March; Yesterday we crossed the imaginary but real line that separates Argentina from Chile. I cannot say, as in that famous pasodoble, I looked away crying, because even though I was leaving my homeland and my loved ones, other beings to whom I love and other countries worth knowing presented themselves in front of the compass that pointed us to the North, the rest of Latin America. ”


The city is located on the Mapocho River, a tributary of the Maipo, in a fertile flat area dominated by the Andes mountain range. Founded by the conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541 with the name of Santiago del Nuevo Extremo, Santiago appears today a city with an almost completely modern appearance, with public buildings in the neoclassical style, while still retaining several buildings from the colonial era.

In the heart of the city rises the rocky hill of Santa Lucía, the ancient citadel equipped for the defense against the incursions of the Indians, which repeatedly compromised its existence in the early stages of life, already made precarious by the orographic instability of the territory that hosts it.


1) House of Pablo Neruda: The poet lived there until the end of his days with his third wife, in fact the house bears the nickname of this woman: Casa Chascona. La Chascona, has been declared a national monument and still retains its original rooms, the ceilings are low, the sloping floors and the windows are a sort of porthole to give the impression of being on a ship.

From the windows of this house you can enjoy a beautiful panorama that opens onto the Pacific Ocean. The house still preserves the poet’s personal effects; books, paintings by diego Rivera and Picasso and many curious objects, such as old compasses, shells, African wooden sculptures and a collection of colored glass cups from all over the world.

2) Plaza de Armas: It is one of the most beautiful squares in Santiago de Chile, built by Pedro de Valdivia (Spanish conquistador). It represents the square from which the city originated and therefore constitutes in all respects its historic center. Near the square there are some important structures, such as the Municipality, the Historical Museum, the Cathedral and the Ex Palazzo Reale.


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