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Centro Cultural Mapuche — Wenteche Mapu - Other Activity Villarrica - Chile

Wenteche 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 ruka, or traditional round hut, which shows what this people’s homes are like. Presentations are given here at times. The grounds are surrounded by stands where families sell cheese, jams, plants, weavings, carvings and jewelry. After shopping and watching presentations, grab a bite of traditional Mapuche cooking at the eatery in the corner.

Location:
Valdivia and Zegers
Villarrica, Chile

Other Activity Types:
Culture center

Travel Tips: In summer all kiosks operate. In the low season, only the main artisan shop in front, the kitchen and the ruka are open.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Daily 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 5 p.m. (until midnight in summer)

Travel Skills: None

Visit Museo Arqueológico Municipal and Museo de Leandro Penchulef to learn more about the Mapuche; hike up Mirador Canela; go fishing; relax on the beaches or take a boating excursion.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
URL: www.villarrica.org










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