6 Mesmerizing Places to Visit in Chile

The trend of spending vacations with family in some other country has increased a lot in the last few years. The major reason is the development of the tourism industry along with the availability of affordable opportunities to make a visit of some other destination possible.

Are you also planning for vacations now? If yes, then there are different destinations, which you can consider. However, among all of them Chile is one of the most exotic places to visit with family or friends. You can find this amazing country on the southwestern cost of America, which is surrounded by the Andes mountains, as well as Bolivia, Argentina, and Peru. The best part is that this mesmerizing place has a lot to offer to its visitors. Beaches of Chile are quite popular all over the world. Besides beaches, there are many worthy to visit places in Chile. The details are as follows:

1. Cathedral of San Marcos

Are you an architecture lover? If yes, then you must visit Arica in Chile. Arica is full of architecture beauty but one of the must visit places is the Cathedral of San Marcos. That cathedral has been designed by the same person, who designed the Eiffel Tower. Isn’t it amazing? This is the basic reason why this place has become the center of attraction for many tourists.

Catedral de San Marcos de Arica, ChileCatedral de San Marcos de Arica, Chile. Photo by Eduardo Banderas G.

2. Viña del Mar

Do you want to spend some time with your loved one walking along the shoreline? If yes, then you must visit Viña del Mar where you can smell the water and feel the fresh air. However, keep in mind that entering into the waters of Viña del Mar for swimming purpose is just not recommended because it is not safe.

Panoramic view of Renaca, Vina del Mar.Panoramic view of Reñaca, Viña del Mar.

3. Zofri

Chile has a lot of attraction for shopaholic people. You can find a lot of shopping centers, plazas, and malls to quench the thirst of your shopping habit. However, the best is to visit for shopping is Zofri. It is basically a duty-free zone available in Iquique. Different kinds of shopping items are available there but the most popular one is electronic equipment, which is available at quite economical rates.

4. Valparaíso

Valparaíso is one of the amazing cities of the Chile, which attracts the attention of people having interest in rich culture and history. Do you know why? It is because this city is a true picture of Bohemian culture. You can find a lot of painted houses there with a magical view of seaside. The best part is that within this city, you can find a lot of worthy to visit places like La Matriz Church, La Sebastiana, Plaza Echaurren-Serrano Street, and many more.

Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of ValparaísoHistoric Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso. Photo by P R.

5. Atacama Desert

You can also plan for an Atacama Desert tour if you are about to visit Chile. Many people think that it is one of the driest deserts on planet earth, which is somehow true, as the soil of this desert meet with rain drops only once in a hundred years. However, despite of this fact, this desert is full of natural beauty and enriched with history, which makes it a worthy to visit place. Moreover, if you are planning to visit this desert then you must also plan for visiting nearby town named as San Pedro de Atacama.

Chajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes, Atacama DesertChajnantor Plateau in the Chilean Andes, Atacama Desert. Photo by ESO.

6. Parque Metropolitano

This park is situated in Santiago de Chile and considered the favorite places for kids. In this park, one can enjoy cable cars, a large botanical garden, and a zoo. Besides this, visitors can hike up to the top of the park and can enjoy the splendid view of the city.

What are you waiting for? Just don’t waste time and make an airline reservation to Chile for enjoying all these magical places. Don’t worry, the reservation process will not be difficult, as these days everything is available online. The only thing required is to arrange on time in order to avoid any hassle.

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Paul Tomaszewski is a science & tech writer as well as a programmer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of CosmoBC. He has a degree in computer science from John Abbott College, a bachelor's degree in technology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and completed some business and economics classes at Concordia University in Montreal. While in college he was the vice-president of the Astronomy Club. In his spare time he is an amateur astronomer and enjoys reading or watching science-fiction. You can follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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