The Atlas Obscura Guide To Chile
81 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Chile
Updated May 8, 2023
Unusual Attractions in Chile
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Stories About Chile
Marine Stratocumulus Clouds May Be the Most Important Clouds on Earth
These common formations create abstract designs and reveal important patterns of environmental change, big and small.
by Gemma Tarlach
The Rise of the Yaghan, Indigenous People of Tierra del Fuego Once Declared 'Extinct'
Long relegated to historical oblivion, this reinvigorated community is now pursuing deeper stories about their ancestors.
by Jude Isabella
Is the World's Oldest Tree This Stately Cypress in Chile?
The towering Alerce Milenario may be more than 5,000 years old, but it's just one of several contenders for the title.
by Eden Arielle Gordon
The Fight To Save Chile's Glorious White Strawberry
The ancestor of the big red strawberry is in peril.
by Mark Johanson
How Chileans Turned British Tea Time Into a ‘Fourth Meal’
You might want to try it, too.
by Mark Johanson
How a Globemaker Navigates a Digital World
“It’s kind of a joke, but in some sense, I almost feel like I could start a war.”
by Lauren Vespoli
How Chilean Protesters Painted a New Story Atop Old National Monuments
Photographer Camilo Vergara has documented color, graffiti, and anger.
by Winnie Lee