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Chile celebrates “18”

During the entire week surrounding September 18th, Chileans celebrate their greatest national holiday. These celebrations can be seen all over Chile, and it’s impossible to miss seeing the national dance “Cueca” or to avoid trying their traditional foods like empanadas, grilled meats, wine, and cocktails.

Here are some hints about where to spend the national holidays in Santiago:

Parque Intercomunal Alberto Hurtado
”Chilean week” Sept 09-19, all day. Handicraft, rodeo and other horse-shows, folkloric dance, traditional games, local gastronomy, and more.
Entrance fee: adults CLP 5.000 and children CLP 2.000.
Metro Bilbao + taxi

Parque O’Higgins
Sept 15-19, all day. This is the official party: on Sept 19th the military parade will take place here. Live music, local gastronomy, dance areas, and a circus.
Entrance fee: adults CLP 3.000, no charge for children.
Metro Parque O’Higgins

Estadio Nacional
Sept 16-20, all day with folkloric music, entertainment program for children, local gastronomy, “Cueca” dance contests, traditional games, and more.
Metro Grecia, Ñuble or Irarrázaval + taxi, or taxi from hotel

travelArt wishes all of our travelers a happy “18”.

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