Museo Histórico y Antropológico
Housed in a fine riverfront mansion on Isla Teja, this museum is one of Chile's finest. It features a large, well-labeled collection...
The lively riverside market south of the Valdivia bridge, where vendors sell fresh fish, meat and produce. Waterfront sea lions have...
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
Valdivia’s modern art museum sits alongside the archaeological museum and is built atop the foundations of the former Cervecería...
Funky lounge chairs and banquettes keep this red-hued restaurant-bar ubertrendy. There is good food (such missing-in-action culinary...
This classic salón de té (tea house) is where Valdivians talk about you behind your back over delicious café cortados (espresso with...
Lonely Planet review
Valdivia's main and traditional tourist attraction is the boat cruises that ply the rivers to visit the different forts. Each tour says it's different, but most take the same route, stopping at Corral and Isla Mancera for 45 minutes to one hour each, and all include lunch and onces (afternoon tea). Outfitters include the Reina Sofia, which departs from Puerto Fluvial at the base of Arauco.