The top 3 events in the Santiago region of Chile

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The top 3 events in the Santiago region of Chile

One of the most developed countries in Latin America, Chile is a top travel destination in the world. From the rugged landscapes of Patagonia and the glistening lakes of the Lake District to the skyscrapers of Santiago, its capital, there is much to see for the eager traveler.

Santiago is arguably among the most welcoming capitals of the continent, with modern infrastructure and teeming with museums, restaurants, hotels, and more to suit all travel styles. If you’re planning on visiting Santiago soon, check out some of the current events you could attend during your Chile holiday.

Photography Festival in Valparaiso

Valparaiso, a port town located on the Pacific coastline, is only a few kilometers away and easily accessible by bus (the trip takes about 1.5 hours). This small town is famous for its rich culture, colorful streets, and striking architecture. If you’re into the arts, now is the ideal time to visit Valparaiso as it is hosting the second edition of its Photography Festival of Valparaiso. From November 5 to November 13, the streets of the city will be overtaken by beautiful exhibits of travel photography.

Travel - Photo by Bernard Plossu & Françoise Nuñez

Photo by Bernard Plossu & Françoise Nuñez

The main exhibit will take place in the recently-opened Cultural Park of Valparaiso; it is titled “La Oriental,” and features photos taken by travelers all over Europe and South America, all with the same camera. World-famous international travel photographers, such as the Australian Max Pam, will have their work featured at the festival, which promises to bring some wonderful insights into the ever-growing traveling community.

Santiago International Book Fair

If you’re more of a literature addict, make sure to check out the International Book Fair of Santiago this month. The 31st edition of this internationally recognized event will take place from October 28 to November 13 at the Mapocho train station which has been converted into a cultural center. The event will gather over 400 writers from around the planet to participate in conferences, concerts, book launches, and discussion roundtables. More than 250,000 people are expected to attend, promising a grand event!

Mapocho Train Station in Santiago, Chile

The Mapocho Central Station in Santiago, where the International Book Fair takes place every year

Oktoberfest 2011

Finally, if you’re the party type and enjoy tasting new flavors, you have a few more days left to partake in the merry festivities of Oktoberfest. This famous beer festival that originated in Germany has now taken over the world and reached Latin America. The 7th edition of Santiago’s beer festival will run until November 7 with concerts, beer stalls, and fast food restaurants serving all German and local traditional beers and meals. The festival is being held only 24 miles from the capital in the Center Munich, which is easily accessible by bus from the central station of San Borja. Make sure to try some of the delicious Chilean pale ale beers.

To experience all of these wonderful events for yourself, ask our expert Chile travel advisors to help you book your tickets and start planning your trip to Chile!

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