Chillan- Activities and excursions

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What to do in Chillan, Patagonia Chile

Places to visit in the city

The cathedral, in front of the square Bernardo O'Higgins. It possesses a great cross in its exterior 36 meters high in homage to the deads of the earthquake in 1939.
The Monumental Park Bernardo O'Higgins with its cultural and historical center where today the Municipality of Chillán Viejo works. The park has a mural 60 meters long where the life and work of the Liberator born in Chillán August 20 1778 is shown.
The lovers of the arts should visit the School Mexico, donated by this country after the earthquake of 1939, where they will be able to appreciate magnificent works of two artists of world fame as Xavier Guerrero and José David Alfaro Siqueiros.
The fair of Chillán. One of the most important handmade fairs in Chile with local products, ceramic, carved in wood, baskets, fabrics and crafts of the whole country.
Trips
To Coihueco: famous town because of the carvings made in laurel wood. Very near there is the Reservoir of Coihueco, ideal place for nautical activities.
To ‘Las Trancas’ Valley and Thermal baths of Chillán: two spectacular places located to the base of the Volcano Chillán distant 70/80 kilometers of Chillán, by a road that goes introducing in the mountain range surrounded by rivers, forests and a nature worthy of being admired.
To National Reservation Ñuble:
55 kilometers by the route to Thermal baths of Chillán until ‘Los Lleuques’, taking the route to Atalco 20 kilometers and you arrives to the ‘Los Cipreses’ ranch. Starting from there, the options are three: to walk, to pedal or to ride 18 more kilometers to arrive to the Reservation Ñuble and inside the same one there is a series of paths with different destinations. Beautiful valley with their ‘huemules’ (Patagonian animals similar to the deer) reservation, by the riverside of the ´Los Peucos’ river until the waterfall ‘El Blanquillo’ and byr the river Polcura until a source of thermal waters.

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