Valdivia is a city and commune in southern Chile, located 839 km from Santiago, at the confluence of the Calle-Calle, Valdivia and Cau-Cau Rivers. It is known as the City of Rivers and is situated approximately 15 km east of the coastal towns of Corral and Niebla.
On a visit to Valdivia you can see the Muelle Schuster, the riverside market, the Museo Histórico y Antropológico "Mauricio van de Maele" (established in the Carlos Anwandter house), the Universidad Austral de Chile, the El Austral cultural center, the waterfront, the Cathedral and the Torreón los Canelos built in 1781.
Things to See & Do
* Riverside market
* Muelle Schuster – pier offering a range of river excursions
* Barrio histórico de Valdivia – historic district
* Torreón Los Canelos – national monument
* Museo Histórico y Antropológico Maurice van de Maele – historical and anthropological museum
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 1,016 km²
Population – 155,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56
Port Location – The port of Valdivia is located in the downtown area of the city.
Transport Links – There are bus connections to Valdivia from Puerto Montt taking 3 hours and 10-12 hours from Santiago.
Twice daily one-stop flights by LAN Express Airbus A318/320 to/from Santiago. The airport is about 35km north of Valdivia. Numerous shuttles await the flights to take you into the city.