La Serena, Valdivia, Puerto Montt, Chile 

 

La Serena. Chile

La Serena (the serene one) is located about 300 miles north of Santiago , Chile ís second-oldest city. After founding Santiago in 1541, Pedro de Valdisria went on to order the founding of La Serena in 1544 as the sea link between Santiago and Lima .

 

Valdivia , Chile

Valdivia is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Chile .  It was founded in I 552, re-founded in 1645 and strongly fortified.  The city is sometimes described as La Perla de-Sur (The Pearl of the South).

In 1960, Valdivia was near the epicenter of a 9. 5 earthquake, termed the strongest earthquake in the World. The resulting tsunamis were felt across the Pacific Ocean . The river courses changed and where the earth sank, the resulting flooding and created an aquatic area now maintained as the wetlands of the Santuario de la Naturaleza Carlos Anwandter.

 

Puerto Montt

Puerto Montt is most noted for being the starting point to the southern lake area and Chilean Patagonia.  The oldest building in Puerto Montt is the cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. Built In 1856, it is constructed entirely of redwood.  It is little wonder that the Mapuche Indians fought the Incas and the Spanish during the 15th and I6th centuries. Of particular interest is the chain of National Parks that extends along the Argentine borders with habitats ranging from forest to volcanic plateaus. Chile ís National Park, Vicente Perez Rosales is also one of its most inspirational of South America .

 

 

La Serena. Chile

 

La Serena (the serene one) is located about 300 miles north of Santiago , Chile ís second-oldest city. After founding Santiago in 1541, Pedro de Valdisria went on to order the founding of La Serena in 1544 as the sea link between Santiago and Lima .

 

 

 

Valdivia , Chile

 

Valdivia is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Chile .  It was founded in I 552, re-founded in 1645 and strongly fortified.  The city is sometimes described as La Perla de-Sur (The Pearl of the South).

 

In 1960, Valdivia was near the epicenter of a 9. 5 earthquake, termed the strongest earthquake in the World. The resulting tsunamis were felt across the Pacific Ocean . The river courses changed and where the earth sank, the resulting flooding and created an aquatic area now maintained as the wetlands of the Santuario de la Naturaleza Carlos Anwandter.

 

 

Puerto Montt

 

Puerto Montt is most noted for being the starting point to the southern lake area and Chilean Patagonia.  The oldest building in Puerto Montt is the cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. Built In 1856, it is constructed entirely of redwood.  It is little wonder that the Mapuche Indians fought the Incas and the Spanish during the 15th and I6th centuries. Of particular interest is the chain of National Parks that extends along the Argentine borders with habitats ranging from forest to volcanic plateaus. Chile ís National Park, Vicente Perez Rosales is also one of its most inspirational of South America .

 

La Serena. Chile

 

La Serena (the serene one) is located about 300 miles north of Santiago , Chile ís second-oldest city. After founding Santiago in 1541, Pedro de Valdisria went on to order the founding of La Serena in 1544 as the sea link between Santiago and Lima .

 

 

 

Valdivia , Chile

 

Valdivia is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Chile .  It was founded in I 552, re-founded in 1645 and strongly fortified.  The city is sometimes described as La Perla de-Sur (The Pearl of the South).

 

In 1960, Valdivia was near the epicenter of a 9. 5 earthquake, termed the strongest earthquake in the World. The resulting tsunamis were felt across the Pacific Ocean . The river courses changed and where the earth sank, the resulting flooding and created an aquatic area now maintained as the wetlands of the Santuario de la Naturaleza Carlos Anwandter.

 

 

Puerto Montt

 

Puerto Montt is most noted for being the starting point to the southern lake area and Chilean Patagonia.  The oldest building in Puerto Montt is the cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. Built In 1856, it is constructed entirely of redwood.  It is little wonder that the Mapuche Indians fought the Incas and the Spanish during the 15th and I6th centuries. Of particular interest is the chain of National Parks that extends along the Argentine borders with habitats ranging from forest to volcanic plateaus. Chile ís National Park, Vicente Perez Rosales is also one of its most inspirational of South America .