Discover the “Seven Pearls” that are part of the beauty and history of Chile

Beautiful cities of our country that surprise for their landscapes, culture and people

Cristobal Correa | Fundación Imagen de Chile
Cristobal Correa | Fundación Imagen de Chile

Chile is recognized for the contrasts of its territory, from the Andes to the sea; with the most surprising scenarios between the driest desert in the world and the enormous ice fields in the southern territory. With unique cities, comparable to real “pearls” that have their own shine, this cities have a special value for either their history, natural beauty, architecture or their people.

True hidden treasures that we invite you to discover. Come and get to know the “Seven Pearls” that you can find in Chile:

Antofagasta, the Norte Grande pearl.

This mining capital is considered as the city with the biggest income in Chile, with a constant growing in the construction sector, trade and hotel industry during the last decades.

Owning a long history, the north has a cultural and heritage richness that goes from the first pre hispanic settlements to its economic relevance concerning mining. This gives identity to the north and to its people at an international level.

Felipe Cantillana | Fundación Imagen de Chile

Felipe Cantillana | Fundación Imagen de Chile

Ovalle, the Limarí pearl.

Beautiful city that stands out for it Plaza de Armas and its Alameda with leafy trees, palms and gardens; having exuberant water mirrors and a privileged weather. Its territory is perfect for fruit farming and pisco production.

The Limarí pearl is the nest of the Diaguita, Ánimas and Molle cultures, whose history and legacy is preserved in the Museo Arqueológico del Limarí and in the Valle del Encanto, where it is possible to find petroglyphs, pictographs and cup stones. It is said that in this valley you can travel back in time to the first indigenous settlements, that is the reason of its name.

Valparaíso, the Pacific pearl.

This city, one of the most popular, gets its nickname because of the beauty of its surroundings, specially the beaches, the colorful houses that climb the mountains and its kind people.

Juan Ernesto Jaeger | Imagen de Chile

Juan Ernesto Jaeger | Imagen de Chile

Constitución, Del Maule Pearl

Famous city of the Maule coast, with large beaches of black sand and rocky formations that are also a Sanctuary of Nature, the most known are Piedra de la Iglesia and Arco de los Enamorados.

Besides the beach, it also counts with attractions with a a great touristic value such as: boat trips to isla Orrego; Putú dunes, considered the biggest in Chile and the cost wetlands, that are the home for native and migratory birds, such as flamingos and swans; the Ramal, the last train that connects Talca and Constitución that travels across traditional towns by the Maule River, with a view to the most beautiful and green countryside landscapes of the central part of Chile and that allows to cross the Banco Arena bridge designed by the famous Gustave Eiffel.

Concepción, The Biobío Pearl

Since its foundation, the city has been one of the 3 biggest city of Chile.. With a great university and cultural tradition, it combines a modern city with an important cultural heritage and natural beauties. Important characters of the Chilean cultural scene such as Gonzalo Rojas were known in the city before being famous.

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Wikicommons

Valdivia, The Southern Pearl

Multicultural and university city, with natural landscapes of exuberant beauty and a river that surrounds it, Valdivia gather the greatest number of Spanish buildings of the 17th and 18th century such as forts, palaces and towers. It also has a great and attractive gastronomic and cultural offer, being known for its German pastry-making and its different kind of craft beers.

Ideal destination for young people that looks for sports, adventure and entertainment.

Punta Arenas, The Strait Pearl

The city is a source of inspiration of great national musicians such as José Bohr,, Enrique “Chilote” Campos and Nicanor Molinare whose song highlight the beauty and unique landscapes of the city, its fjords, glaciers and islands.

Fundación Imagen de Chile

Fundación Imagen de Chile

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