15 Sights in Independencia, Chile (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Independencia, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Independencia, Chile.List of cities in Chile Sightseeing Tours in Independencia
1. Santa Teresita de los Andes
Teresa of Jesus of Los Andes, born as Juana Enriqueta Josephina de Los Sagrados Corazones Fernández Solar, was a Chilean professed religious from the Discalced Carmelites. Fernández Solar was a pious child but had an often unpredictable temperament for she could be prone to anger and being vain but could also demonstrate her charitable and loving nature; she seemed transformed when she decided to become a nun and her character seemed to change for her sole ambition was to dedicate herself to the service of God. But her time in the convent was cut short due to her contracting an aggressive disease that killed her - she knew she would die but was consoled knowing she would be able to make her profession before she died.
2. Arcángel Rafael
Raphael is an archangel first mentioned in the Book of Tobit and in 1 Enoch, both estimated to date from between the 3rd and 2nd century BCE. In later Jewish tradition, he became identified as one of the three heavenly visitors entertained by Abraham at the Oak of Mamre. He is not named in either the New Testament or the Quran, but later Christian tradition identified him with healing and as the angel who stirred waters in the Pool of Bethesda in John 5:2–4, and in Islam, where his name is Israfil, he is understood to be the unnamed angel of Quran 6:73, standing eternally with a trumpet to his lips, ready to announce the Day of Judgment. In Gnostic tradition, Raphael is represented on the Ophite Diagram.
3. Palacio Bruna
The Palacio Bruna is a palace located on the southern edge of the Parque Forestal in Santiago, Chile. The three story building has an Italian Renaissance character. It is entirely surrounded by a frieze decorated with garlands and putti, and was constructed between 1916 and 1921 to serve as the residence for the saltpeter magnate Augusto Bruna. Julio Bertrand, a Chilean architect, was designated as responsible for its design and construction. He died before seeing the palace completed and his friend Pedro Prado took over and completed the building.
4. Iglesia Carmen Bajo de San Rafael
The Iglesia del Monasterio del Carmen Bajo de San Rafael is a Catholic church located on Independencia Avenue, in the district of Independencia of the city of Santiago, Chile. Founded as a monastery in 1770, operated as such until 1958, and since 1985 is the seat for the Vicaría Episcopal Zona Norte of the Archdiocese of Santiago. The church, along with the surviving buildings of the former monastery, was declared as a National Monument of Chile on November 24, 1983, within the category of Historic Monuments.
Wikipedia: Iglesia del Monasterio del Carmen Bajo de San Rafael (EN)
5. Cristo de Mayo
The Lord of Agony, popularly known as Cristo de Mayo or Lord of the Tremors, is a venerated wooden crucifix of Chilean baroque and colonial art, guarded by the Augustinian friars in the San Agustín Church. The sculpture was carved in 1613 by Fray Pedro De Figueroa O. S. A. and was the first known author in Chile. After the earthquake of 1647, an annual procession began that became the oldest tradition in the country. The figure has also been related to Catalina de los Ríos and Lísperguer.
Fernando Botero Angulo is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.
7. Cuartel Borgoño
The Borgoño Barracks is a group of buildings located on General Borgoño Street, Independencia commune, Santiago, Chile. Built in the early twentieth century as part of the Institute of Hygiene, it was the most important site of the National Information Center (CNI), which occupied the building as a detention and torture center between 1977 and 1988. It was declared a national monument of Chile, in the category of historical monument, by Decree No. 347, of December 1, 2016.
8. Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro
Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro is located in Barrio Lastarria, between Plaza Baquedano, Parque Forestal and Cerro Santa Lucía in Santiago, Chile. A popular destination for tourists and locals alike, the area is known for its cultural offerings and hosts a number of cafés, bookstores, museums, galleries, cultural centers, theaters and bars in its surrounds. The plaza itself provides access to a cultural center featuring both a visual arts and archeological museum.
9. Javiera Carrera
Francisca Xaviera Eudoxia Rudecinda Carmen de los Dolores de la Carrera y Verdugo, better known as Javiera Carrera, was a Chilean independence activist. Together with her brothers José Miguel, Juan José and Luis, she was one of the leading figures of the early Chilean struggle for independence during the period known as the Patria Vieja. She is credited with having sewn the first national flag of Chile and is considered to be the "Mother of Chile".
10. Cerro Santa Lucía
Santa Lucía Hill, also known in Mapuche as Huelén Hill, is a small hill in the centre of Santiago, Chile. It is situated between Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins in the south, Santa Lucía Street in the west and Victoria Subercaseaux on the east. An adjacent metro station is named after it. The hill has an altitude of 629 m and a height of 69 m over the surrounding area. The hill is the remnant of a volcano 15 million years old.
11. Castillo Hidalgo
The Castillo Hidalgo is a building located on top of Cerro Santa Lucía, in the city of Santiago, Chile. It was built in 1816 by order of the governor of Chile during the Reconquest, Casimiro Marcó del Pont, for the defense of the city, with the name of Santa Lucía Battery. The design and engineering works of the fort or castle were under the direction of the Brigadier of the Royal Corps of Engineers Manuel Olaguer Feliú.
12. Presidente Balmaceda
José Manuel Emiliano Balmaceda Fernández served as the 10th President of Chile from September 18, 1886, to August 29, 1891. Balmaceda was part of the Castilian-Basque aristocracy in Chile. While he was president, his political disagreements with the Chilean congress led to the 1891 Chilean Civil War, following which he shot and killed himself.
13. Church of Saint Augustine
Iglesia de San Agustín — Our Lady of Grace, commonly known as Church of St Augustine or Templo de San Agustín, is owned by the Order of Saint Augustine. It is a Catholic church, located at the southeast corner of Agustinas and Estado streets, in downtown Santiago, Chile.
14. Castillo Lehuedé
The lehued é House, or Red House, located in Moore Square, is a building in the centre of the district of Santiago de chile Bellavista. Built by federal architect bieregel in 1923 for Don pedrolehued é. The strong imprint of the architect's work is unforgettable.
15. Mercado Central
The Mercado Central de Santiago is the central market of Santiago de Chile. It was opened in 1872 and Fermín Vivaceta was in charge of its construction. The market replaced the Plaza del Abasto, which was destroyed by a fire in 1864.
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