Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Concepcion, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 6 km
Ascend 111 m
Descend 118 m

Explore Concepcion in Chile with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in ConcepcionIndividual Sights in Concepcion

Sight 1: Parque Ecuador

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Parque Ecuador is a Chilean park belonging to the city of Concepción, in the Biobío Region. It is located at the foot of Cerro Caracol and very close to the city center, being divided from the urban center by Calle Víctor Lamas. It corresponds to a large recreational area of approximately 1.34 km in length, starting at the intersection of Víctor Lamas Street with Tucapel, and ending at Pedro de Valdivia Avenue; with several points of historical, social and cultural relevance.

Wikipedia: Parque Ecuador (ES)

1376 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 2: Homenaje al Espíritu de los Fundadores de la Universidad de Concepción

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Homenaje al Espíritu de los Fundadores de la Universidad de Concepción Tomás Ravassa Coronel / CC BY 3.0

Homage to the spirit of the founders of the University of Concepción is the name given to a bronze sculpture 7 meters high and 13 tons, sculpted by the Chilean sculptor Samuel Román Rojas during 1965 and officially inaugurated at the University of Concepción on January 7, 1966. The work is located in the forum of the University City of Concepción, in Concepción, Chile, and is a tribute to the founders of this house of studies, whose goal was to create the first secular university in the country, free of discrimination based on religious creeds and political ideologies.

Wikipedia: Homenaje al espíritu de los fundadores de la Universidad de Concepción (ES)

340 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Casa del Arte José Clemente Orozco (Pinacoteca)

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Casa del Arte José Clemente Orozco (Pinacoteca)

The Casa del Arte José Clemente Orozco is a Chilean art museum on the campus of the University of Concepción, in Concepción. It is situated on the corner of Chacabuco and Larenas, facing the Plaza Perú. The gallery attracts approximately 75,000 visitors a year and houses the country's largest collection of paintings outside the capital city of Santiago, and the most complete collection of Chilean art with some 1,800 works. One of its main features is the mural Presencia de América Latina (1964) by the Mexican artist Jorge González Camarena, which is in the entrance hall.

Wikipedia: Casa del Arte (EN), Website

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Sight 4: Presencia de América Latina

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Presencia de América Latina, also known as Integración de América Latina, is a mural painted by Mexican artist Jorge González Camarena between November 1964 and April 1965. The 300-square-meter mural, painted in acrylics on rough stucco, is located in the lobby of the Casa del Arte of the University of Concepción, in Concepción, Chile. Its principal theme is the unity and brotherhood of the different Latin American cultures.

Wikipedia: Presencia de América Latina (EN)

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Plaza Perú

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Plaza Perú is a square in the city of Concepción, Chile. It is situated in the University District in front of the main entrance of the Ciudad Universitaria de Concepción, by the Arco Universidad de Concepción and adjacent to the Casa del Arte. Built in 1942, there are several historic buildings surrounding the square, which were built in the 1940s. The plaza is known for being a gathering of students at the University of Concepción and youth in general.

Wikipedia: Plaza Perú (Concepción) (EN)

399 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Educación: pasado, presente y futuro

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Education: Past, Present and Future is an 86-square-meter mural, painted by Chilean artist Marco Hernández in 2009, located at the entrance to the General Ministerial Secretariat (SEREMI) of Education of the Biobío Region, in the city of Concepción, Chile.

Wikipedia: Educación: pasado, presente y futuro (ES)

572 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 7: Palacio Hirmas

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The Hirmas Palace is a building in the center of the Chilean city of Concepción.

Wikipedia: Palacio Hirmas (ES)

128 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Luz Sobrino Sanz

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Luz Sobrino was a Chilean architect who carried out important work in the reconstruction of the city of Concepción, after the earthquake of 1939.

Wikipedia: Luz Sobrino (ES)

461 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Historia de la medicina y la farmacia en Chile

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History of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chile is a mural created in 1957 by the artist Julio Escámez for the old Maluje pharmacy, now a German drugstore, located at 676 Tucapel Street in the city of Concepción. It is one of Escámez's most important works. Until 2015 it was considered a historic preservation property, with a "cultural" category for the city, and was declared a National Monument of Chile, in the category of Historical Monument, by Decree No. 370, of September 1, 2015.

Wikipedia: Historia de la medicina y la farmacia en Chile (ES)

905 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 10: Plaza Condell

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Carlos Condell Square, commonly called simply Condell Square, is a small square located in the Chilean city of Concepción, on the block bounded by Rozas, Heras, Lautaro and Janequeo streets.

Wikipedia: Plaza Carlos Condell (ES)

1454 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 11: Cerro Amarillo

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Cerro Amarillo is a hill in the city of Concepción, Chile, located between Rozas and Rengo streets, which covers an area of 3000 m² and is 30 meters high. Above it is a park created in 1933, currently administered by the Municipality of Concepción, which includes gardens, promenades and viewpoints surrounded by stone masonry walls.

Wikipedia: Cerro Amarillo (Concepción) (ES)


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