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Barraza - Other Activity Ovalle - Chile

The Limarí valley’s tiny town of Barraza, one of the oldest in Chile, is ripe with Chilean political and religious history. The town is in no way a tourist attraction, as an ancient church and small religious museum are its only sites, (Museo Parroquial de Barraza is located to the right of the Iglesia de Barraza and is open every day but Monday). But Barraza does occasionally attract visitors interested in the region’s history and culture.


This budding interest is most obvious in Barraza’s innovative community-based restaurant, Cabildo Abierto (Federico Alfonso #380, Cell: 09-425 53 67, Email: This restaurant is brand new and still ironing out some kinks, but its upbeat and hardworking owners aim to serve traditionally prepared Chilean meals (complete with mud oven), incorporating history and archeology into its décor with petroglyph designs on the walls and a mural in the spacious courtyard depicting the region’s legandary ghost stories.

Ovalle, Chile

Other Activity Types:
Village, Church

Travel Skills: None

Here are other activities in and around Ovalle that may be of interest: Termas de Socos, Cruz Del Sur Observatory and Cloud Forest.

By Lauren Yero
I am a recent liberal arts graduate who travels as a compulsion. I have lived in several regions of the US as well as briefly abroad in England and...
07 Jul 2009

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