From the very beginning, Ancud has been the main City in Chiloé. Here are the sites that have turned it into a main protagonist.
The strategic location of Ancud has always represented an advantage for Chiloé Island, ever since its foundation as a Spanish port and fort. It represented the best naval communication route to the continent, mainly as regards the routes to the South Pacific and Cape Horn.
By the late XIXth century, the peak of wood commerce encouraged the settlement of European colonists and urban development.
This past has been printed on its streets, which unveil history as visitors walk along them and see the most emblematic sites.
Located on Baquedano Street, the Aurelio Bórquez Canobra Regional Museum rescues historical objects, mythological figures and handicrafts from the island. In turn, besides the exhibitions, there is a room dedicated to prestigious writer Gabriela Mistral. On the other hand, one of its yards features a replica of the Ancud schooner, which conquered the Strait of Magellan in 1843.
See more points of interest in Ancud
Level of Difficulty: Low
Duration: 4 hours
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