The grounds of Parque Saval come alive on weekends with families picnicking, strolling and just enjoying the outdoors. This 30-hectare park has two major attractions. Across the water lily pond that even Monet would find a challenge to paint, are islets scattered like autumn leaves. There birds rest and nest. On one shore of the lagoon is the Parque de Esculturas Guillermo Ranco Espinosa with over three dozen wood and metal statues by artists of various countries. From the parkâ€™s entrance a right-hand road wends to picnic areas. Near here is a smaller water lily pond. A hiking trail leads to the top of a hill.
Calle Manuel H. AgÃ¼ero s/n, Isla Teja
Isla Teja, Valdivia, Chile
Parque Saval is past Universidad Austral de Chile, about three kilometers (1.8 miles) from the city center. On foot, cross Puente Pedro de Valdivia to Isla Teja and follow Avenida los Robles (the islandâ€™s main street) to the roundabout at Los Lingues. T
Travel Tips: From mid-December through February a tourism information kiosk is open in the park. In the events center various expositions occur throughout the year.
On the hill you can practice canopying and paintball on weekends and holidays.
Price Description: Adults $0.60, children $0.20
Relative price: Budget
Open Hours from:Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m.
Open Hours to:Tuesday-Sunday 8 p.m.
Travel Skills: None
You Need to Bring: Take a picnic lunch.
Visit the history, anthropology, arts and science museums; catch a concert or movie; spend an afternoon strolling through the JardÃn BotÃ¡nico on Isla Teja; take a boat tour to the Spanish fortresses or to Punucapa village; sample the beer at CervecerÃa Kunstmann; explore the beaches and fortalezas of Niebla, Corral and Isla Mancera; visit Parque Oncol and other nature reserves. Further afield, go kayaking or fishing in the Seven Lakes Region.
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