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Insider’s Guide to Eating Out in Valparaiso: 10 Best Local Restaurants

Find out where to get the best food in Chile’s Valparaiso, whether you’re looking for delicious coffee or the finest of dining.

The 10 Best Cultural Restaurants in Santiago

The vista of Chile’s capital is like no other: surrounded by the white peaks of the Andes, the bustling metropolis is a vast mosaic of winding streets and tall buildings. The landscape of Chilean cuisine is equally exciting.

The 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Santiago

From 19th century artists from Chile’s Academy of Painting to members of the innovative and controversial 13 Generation and Promoción 80 movements, we discover ten of the best galleries in the Chilean capital.

The Ten Best Places to See Pre-Columbian Art

This list recommends ten great places to witness the incredible array of Pre-Columbian art spanning from around 13,000 B.C.E up through the late 15th century.

Márquez, Neruda, Llosa: Latin America's Most Famous Literary Exports

Three writers have defined Latin American literature in the 20th century: Mario Vargas Llosa, Pablo Neruda and Gabriel García Márquez, South America's greatest literary exports.

From Hot Dogs to Sauvignon Blanc: The Best of Chilean Cuisine

Chile’s startling variety of scenery translates, on a plate, into an adventurous mélange of texture, colour and flavour, packed with exotic fruit, fresh fish and top notch wine.

Awakening Beauty: Chile’s Ten Best Hotels For The Art-Oriented Traveler

Thanks mainly to a variety of elegant boutique hotels springing up in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile is back on the map for culture lovers.

Holy Blood and Holy Mountains: The Cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky is revered by both critics and cult cinema enthusiasts alike for films like El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar’s Critical Response to the 2013 Venice Biennale

Chile has selected Alfredo Jaar to exhibit in their National Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. His site-specific project will be unveiled on 29 May 2013 during the Biennale preview.

Ten of the Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Chile

With its rich history of influences, from early native Mapuche and colonial Spanish to the more dominant, present day influence of America, Chile’s art scene is a mesh of forms. Here we take a look at ten of the country’s leading contemporary art galleries.

Inspections of the Savage Detective

Roberto Bolaño’s fiction is formally daring, interpersonally weaved and mythically weighted. As Thomas Kendall discovers, Bolaño’s own life has something of the nomadic rebellious qualities of his fiction.

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Chile Galleries and Museums

Gallery | AFA

Since its establishment in 2005, the gallery has presented more than 200 artists. AFA aims to promote new artistic ideas and support both emerging and established artists. Situated in Santiago, the space is used as an art retail market as well as a exhibition space.

Gallery | Animal

Located in the heart of Santiago, Galería Animal was founded in 2000 in a space designed to provide simultaneous exhibitions, especially installations and experimental art. The aim of the gallery is to inform a wide audience about the latest trends in contemporary art.

Gallery | A.M.S. Marlborough

Design by Dutch Chilean architect, Cristián de Groote, AMS was founded in 1995. The gallery has focused on the extension of culture boundaries and its expansion through new markets. AMS has also showcased local artists.

Museum | Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Located in Santiago, this museum is dedicated to pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum holds more than 3,000 pre-Columbian artefacts and an ethnographic collection of Mapuche and Aymara objects.

Museum | Modern Art Museum of Chiloé

MAM is an arts center dedicated to contemporary art and possesses over 300 works of Chilean artists. Its unique building is the winner of the X Architecture Biennale in Santiago de Chile.

Museum | Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda

Designed by Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga, a multi-purpose cultural facility located in the city of Santiago. With a film archive and digital laboratory, the centre encourages public participation in the cultural and audiovisual richness of Chilean arts.

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Chile Tours

Fair trade Tour to Chile

A two week tour for travelers interested in fair trade practices. Their philosophy is: ‘global adventures start with a local perspective’. To that end, the tour offers a fascinating insight into Chile’s culture as well as an opportunity to meet the local people.

Responsible Travel: Chile Cultural Holiday, People of the Atacama

Atacama Desert is an arid plateau in northern Chile. In this tour, journey across the world's driest desert and meet the Atacama people who have been practicing desert agriculture, llama raising and traditional cooking for centuries.

Chile Hotels

The Aubrey

In the midst of a bohemian district of Bellavista, Santiago, this charming boutique hotel, housed in a converted mansion built in 1927, is a great base for exploring the city. The tastefully-designed rooms range from Japanese-style lofts to vast Art-Deco suites.

Patagonia Camp

A luxury camp offering plush tents overlooking Toro Lake. It is located 50 km from Milodon Cave, north of Punta Arenas. Guests can thoroughly enjoy the magnificent views and wild nature of mythical Patagonia, combining comfort, convenience and warm hospitality.

Tierra Patagonia

In the south of Chile, this hotel has stunning views overlooking Lake Sarmiento and the mountain peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Rooms feature minimalistic décor with light wood furnishings that exude simple comfort.

Chile Restaurants

Quinoa Restaurante

Located in Vitacura, Santiago, Quinoa is a vegetarian restaurant known for its healthy and tasty cuisine prepared with seasonal fresh ingredients. This charming restaurant with a great selection of menu is for lovers of organic food.

Jewel of India

Jewel of India serves the best Indian meals in Santiago. The authentic dishes are perfectly prepared with real spices by Indian chef. The interior including furniture and cutlery are set tastefully.

Interludio

Located in the middle of Santiago, the restaurant offers fantastic fusion meals. Its stylish decoration and friendly staff create great atmosphere. Also, Interludio is a place for art exhibitions, plays and live music.