The original manuscript of the Foundation of Santiago Act signed by Pedro de Valdivia, the Spanish Conquistador    and the first Royal Governor of Chile  in 1541 can be seen (and also read if you are able to translate the Spanish writing of that time). This is perhaps the oldest manuscript in the National Library collection.

The original manuscript of the Foundation of Santiago Act signed by Pedro de Valdivia, the Spanish Conquistador and the first Royal Governor of Chile in 1541 can be seen (and also read if you are able to translate the Spanish writing of that time). This is perhaps the oldest manuscript in the National Library collection.

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 Big Magazine exhibition in Metro de Santiago, 50 Billboards reaching 2 MM people a day.

Big Magazine exhibition in Metro de Santiago, 50 Billboards reaching 2 MM people a day.

 Big Magazine exhibition in Metro de Santiago, 50 Billboards reaching 2 MM people a day.

Big Magazine exhibition in Metro de Santiago, 50 Billboards reaching 2 MM people a day.

 The passport released by the Chilean Embassy in Paris to Gabriela Mistral and his young nephew “Yin-yin”. Gabriela Mistral is the pen-name of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, the teacher and poet laureate with the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1945.

The passport released by the Chilean Embassy in Paris to Gabriela Mistral and his young nephew “Yin-yin”. Gabriela Mistral is the pen-name of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, the teacher and poet laureate with the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1945.

 The National Museum of Natural History.  Big Magazine Exhibition of the Santiago Museums in the Metro de Santiago presented by the Dibam (Department of Libraries, Archives and Museum of Chile). 

The National Museum of Natural History.

Big Magazine Exhibition of the Santiago Museums in the Metro de Santiago presented by the Dibam (Department of Libraries, Archives and Museum of Chile). 

 The National Digital Library digitalizing the "Nuremberg Chronic" (1493).

The National Digital Library digitalizing the "Nuremberg Chronic" (1493).

 The Quinta Normal Park was designed by the XIX century erudite patriots as an encouraging educative space. Today, five museums exist inside its perimeter. The most characteristic of them is the National Museum of Natural History, lodged in a beautiful neoclassical building.

The Quinta Normal Park was designed by the XIX century erudite patriots as an encouraging educative space. Today, five museums exist inside its perimeter. The most characteristic of them is the National Museum of Natural History, lodged in a beautiful neoclassical building.

 The National Museum of Natural History in Santiago

The National Museum of Natural History in Santiago

 The National Museum of Art in Santiago

The National Museum of Art in Santiago

 I remember you as you were in the last Autumn. You were the grey beret and the still heart. In your eyes the flames of twilight fought on and the leaves fell in the water of your soul. Pablo Neruda

I remember you as you were in the last Autumn. You were the grey beret and the still heart. In your eyes the flames of twilight fought on and the leaves fell in the water of your soul. Pablo Neruda

 Ritoque. The Open City is a field for experimental architecture, an initiative by the teachers and alumni at the Design and Architecture School in the Catholic University of Valparaíso which created this Co-operative. And, since acquiring 300 hectares of terrain north of the Aconcagua River in 1971, it has been constructing an architecture with no precedent. An existential Laboratory, surrealistic, symbolic, hybrid, wilful.  Photographed by Anthony Hamboussi.

Ritoque. The Open City is a field for experimental architecture, an initiative by the teachers and alumni at the Design and Architecture School in the Catholic University of Valparaíso which created this Co-operative. And, since acquiring 300 hectares of terrain north of the Aconcagua River in 1971, it has been constructing an architecture with no precedent. An existential Laboratory, surrealistic, symbolic, hybrid, wilful.

Photographed by Anthony Hamboussi.

 La Chascona, Pablo Neruda's house in Bellavista, Santiago. La Chascona appears as a house of fairytales, an enchanted garden hanging over the city. The same spirit that brings Neruda’s poetry to life is also present in his houses. The houses of Neruda spill over into his poetic works . 

La Chascona, Pablo Neruda's house in Bellavista, Santiago. La Chascona appears as a house of fairytales, an enchanted garden hanging over the city. The same spirit that brings Neruda’s poetry to life is also present in his houses. The houses of Neruda spill over into his poetic works . 

Valparaiso
Valparaiso
 Valparaiso a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways and colorful buildings

Valparaiso a labyrinth of cobbled alleyways and colorful buildings

 The Chilean National museum of fine arts, Bellas Artes, established in 1880 it is the oldest in South America, the current building was built in 1910 by French-Chilean architect Emile Jecquier. One of Santiago's most spectacular buildings.

The Chilean National museum of fine arts, Bellas Artes, established in 1880 it is the oldest in South America, the current building was built in 1910 by French-Chilean architect Emile Jecquier. One of Santiago's most spectacular buildings.

  Street art by Defos, Cerro Baron, Valparaiso

Street art by Defos, Cerro Baron, Valparaiso

 Big spent 7 days exploring the National park Alberto de Agostini in Patagonia. It is a mosaic of contrasting ecosystems. If you have the chance don't miss it, experience of a lifetime.

Big spent 7 days exploring the National park Alberto de Agostini in Patagonia. It is a mosaic of contrasting ecosystems. If you have the chance don't miss it, experience of a lifetime.

 Alberto de Agostini National park in Patagonia, Chile, features a highly irregular coastline, which is deeply indebted with fjords. The Valleys not filled with water are covered by Glaciers

Alberto de Agostini National park in Patagonia, Chile, features a highly irregular coastline, which is deeply indebted with fjords. The Valleys not filled with water are covered by Glaciers

 Antarctica photographed by Steen Sundland.

Antarctica photographed by Steen Sundland.

 Patagonia Fiords, Photographed by Marc Mann

Patagonia Fiords, Photographed by Marc Mann

 Atacama Desert, Photographed by Marc Mann

Atacama Desert, Photographed by Marc Mann

  Skiing in Ski Arpa, Photographed by Jorg Badura

Skiing in Ski Arpa, Photographed by Jorg Badura

 Atacama Desert, Photographed by Stefan Ruiz

Atacama Desert, Photographed by Stefan Ruiz

 Chiloe Photographed by Bobby Fisher

Chiloe Photographed by Bobby Fisher

 Kayaking in Lago Grey, Photographed by Jorg Badura

Kayaking in Lago Grey, Photographed by Jorg Badura

 Valle del Elqui Observatories, Photographed by Cristobal Palma

Valle del Elqui Observatories, Photographed by Cristobal Palma

 Surfing in Pichilemu, Photographed by Alfredo Escobar

Surfing in Pichilemu, Photographed by Alfredo Escobar

 Valle del Elqui Observatories, Photographed by Cristobal Palma

Valle del Elqui Observatories, Photographed by Cristobal Palma

 Kite Surfing in Laguna Verde, Photographed by Nicolas Piwonka

Kite Surfing in Laguna Verde, Photographed by Nicolas Piwonka

 Modern Architecture in Los Vilos, Photographed by Paul Wetherell

Modern Architecture in Los Vilos, Photographed by Paul Wetherell

 Zapallar Fisherman, Photographed by Tobby McFarland Pond

Zapallar Fisherman, Photographed by Tobby McFarland Pond

 Valparaiso, Photographed by Marc Mann

Valparaiso, Photographed by Marc Mann

 Skiing in Ski Arpa, Photographed by Jorg Badura

Skiing in Ski Arpa, Photographed by Jorg Badura

 Valle Nevado, Photographed by Marc Mann

Valle Nevado, Photographed by Marc Mann

 Central Chile, Photographed by Toby McFarlan Pond

Central Chile, Photographed by Toby McFarlan Pond

 Rowing in Valdivia, Photographed by Guy Wenbourne

Rowing in Valdivia, Photographed by Guy Wenbourne

 Villarica Lake, Photographed by Andy Bettles

Villarica Lake, Photographed by Andy Bettles

 Chilean Cowboy (Huaso), Photographed by Bobby Fisher

Chilean Cowboy (Huaso), Photographed by Bobby Fisher

 Patagonia Forest, Photographed by Marc Mann

Patagonia Forest, Photographed by Marc Mann

 Lago Grey, Photographed by Mario Sorrenti

Lago Grey, Photographed by Mario Sorrenti

 The Antarctica, Photographed by Steen Sundland

The Antarctica, Photographed by Steen Sundland