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Villarrica

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of Puc贸n, the neighboring town of Villarrica is a nice alternative. Nestled right next to a volcano, the town provides beautiful views in a calm and relaxing setting. Spending some time in Villarrica, rather than in Puc贸n, is also more of a cultural experience, as there are many more locals than tourists here. Founded way back in 1552, the town furthermore has a fascinating history. Stop by the Museo Hist贸rico Arqueol贸gico to see Mapuche crafts and jewelry.

Although the town may not have all of the same tourist amenities that are available in Puc贸n, there are plenty of places to stay here. Most lodging options are furthermore less expensive than in more touristy areas. There are a number of pleasant cafes and shops here and, seeing as there's a volcano in plain view, hot springs are nearby. If you get a license, you can also go fishing in the rivers.

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Other places nearby Villarrica: Parque Nacional Vicente P茅rez Rosales, Frutillar , Ral煤n, Ensenada, Puerto Montt, Co帽aripe, Reserva Nacional Alto B铆o B铆o, Parque Nacional Conguillio, Temuco and Lago Llanquihue.







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Things to do in Villarrica

Centro Cultural Mapuche 鈥 Wenteche Mapu

127427Wenteche Mapu is a Mapuche cultural center in the heart of Villarrica. Here visitors can learn about the customs and religious beliefs of this indigenous nation. In the center of the compound is a ...
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Villarrica, Chile

Villarrica鈥檚 Museums

127429Museo Arqueol贸gico Municipal (Museo Mapuche) above the public library has several rooms with artifacts of the Mapuche and immigrant populations of Villarrica as well as an interesting collection of ...
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Villarrica, Chile

Mirador Canela

Villarrica鈥檚 hustling main drag can get to be a bit too much at times. Make a great escape to the natural lookout point Mirador Canela. From this vantage point, premium views of Volc谩n Villarrica, ...
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Villarrica, Chile
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