Not far from the Peruvian border in the very north of the country is the city of Arica. This place is characterized by a mild climate, which attracts many tourists from all over the world. As in all Spanish colonial cities, the main attraction is the central square of the city (Plaza de Armas). On this square is the Cathedral of St. Marcos, which was built in 1876 by the famous architect Eiffel. Not far from this place is the first fortress in the country, which now serves as the Museum of History and Weapons. Also in the north of Chile is the most important economic and historical center – the city of La Serena, which is considered the oldest city in Chile. It is located in an amazing place: on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Rio Elki. Since ancient times, it has been the main place for the extraction of copper and silver, as well as the center of agriculture in Chile. The importance of this city for the country is even characterized by the fact that it has its own mint, and its building has a unique architecture that adorns this place. In addition to being an industrial center, La Serena has become a real monument city, as well as a famous beach resort in Chile. Near the city is the largest observatory in the southern hemisphere – Tololo. In the city you can visit not only picturesque beaches, but also see restored churches, craft markets, the Archaeological Museum and much more. For true lovers of unusual places, you should definitely visit the Atacama Desert, which, although it is the driest and most lifeless place in the country, is at the same time very interesting for tourists. In these parts, it may not rain for more than 100 years, but this does not prevent the existence of a huge number of exotic animals. The average annual temperature during the day does not fall below +36 C, and at night it can drop to 0 C, and in such conditions more than 150 different types of cacti and 200 species of animals grow here. The main part of the moisture, the animals get from dew, and the main attraction of this place is the flowering of the desert, when humid Pacific air comes here. Flowering most often occurs in September-October. According to Simplyyellowpages, the capital of Chile is the city of Santiago, which is located on fertile lands and is a huge metropolis, cultural and economic center of the country. Now more than 5.5 million people live here. Santiago is considered one of the most unusual capitals in the world. Here, huge skyscrapers made of glass and concrete coexist with ancient churches of the 18th century. The locals are just as colorful on the streets of the city you can meet people dressed both in modern business suits and in national attire, and fashionable areas are very close to the slums. The standard of living of the local population is the highest on the South American continent. On the central square of Santiago there is a monument to the founder of the city, as well as the original monument “Freedom of America”. As in many historical cities, most of the historical sights are located around the square: the House of the Governors, the Historical Museum, which used to be the building of the Royal Audience, as well as the palace complex of La Moneda. Nearby is Mount San Cristobal, which is famous for the statue of the Virgin Mary. At the foot of this mountain there is a beautiful botanical garden with an area of 712 hectares. In the Botanical Garden you can see not only the diversity of the plant world, but also visit the Camino Real wine bar. The capital has a huge number of parks, the most famous of which is the Central City Park, which was founded in 1900. Around the park there are many buildings in the colonial style, as well as various entertainment centers. One of the main attractions of the country, which attracts a large number of tourists, is about. Easter, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3700 km from the coast of Chile. Easter Island is known primarily for its many stone statues – moai, created by the ancient civilization of the island. as well as various entertainment centers. One of the main attractions of the country, which attracts a large number of tourists, is about. Easter, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3700 km from the coast of Chile. Easter Island is known primarily for its many stone statues – moai, created by the ancient civilization of the island. as well as various entertainment centers. One of the main attractions of the country, which attracts a large number of tourists, is about. Easter, which is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3700 km from the coast of Chile. Easter Island is known primarily for its many stone statues – moai, created by the ancient civilization of the island.
National cuisine of Chile
The national cuisine of Chile is characterized by a mixture of culinary traditions of various European countries, which were brought here by immigrants from Europe. The climate of the country, which varies depending on the region, has made the local cuisine very diverse. In mountainous areas, the diet of the local population is small and the amount of ingredients is much less than in other areas. The central part of Chile has a more varied cuisine, as well as a markedly greater influence from the European people. Yet the main dish and ingredient throughout the country is rice and potatoes, which are present in almost any dish. Various vegetable dishes, which are present in the menu of almost any restaurant, have become widespread. Most often it is a vegetable stew, which is a traditional dish throughout Latin America. In addition to vegetable dishes, you can try various meat preparations, meat is used extremely often. It can be beef, pork and poultry, and in mountainous areas lamb and pork are widely used. For those who visit Latin America for the first time, you should definitely try the noodle soup and chicken “cazuela de ave”, meat stewed with vegetables, as well as meat or fish “curanto” fried on hot stones. The whole world knows Chilean seafood, which is most common on the coast. Fans of exotic cuisine should definitely try the soup of sea urchins and shells baked in cheese.