Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Rancagua, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 18 m
Descend 7 m

Explore Rancagua 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.

Individual Sights in Rancagua

Sight 1: Memorial en honor al Libertador Simón Bolívar

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538 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Museo Regional de Rancagua

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Rancagua Regional Museum is the main public museum in the Liberator Bernardo O'Higgins, located in two former colonial houses on the State Paseo of the City of Rancagu Also called Casa del Pilar de Piedra. Both houses were declared a National Monument in 1980.

Wikipedia: Museo Regional de Rancagua (ES), Website

365 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Plaza de los Héroes

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The Plaza de los Héroes de Rancagua is the most important square in this city; it was in this place where the Villa Santa Cruz de Triana was founded and where the Battle of Rancagua took place. Characteristic of this square is that it is crossed by two streets, forming the "Santa Cruz", the founding name of Rancagua; Each street points to the four cardinal points. Of the cross, the only corner that is preserved as originally arranged is the southeast corner.

Wikipedia: Plaza de los Héroes (Rancagua) (ES)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Iglesia de la Merced

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The Church of La Merced is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of Rancagua, Chile, on the north side of the Plaza de Los Héroes, specifically at the intersection of Cuevas and Estado streets. He belongs to the Order of Mercy. It served as a refuge for patriot troops in the Battle of Rancagua in 1814 and is a Historical Monument.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de la Merced (Rancagua) (ES)

1523 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 5: Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and Catholic. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order or Third Franciscan order. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her image is featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Wikipedia: Gabriela Mistral (EN)


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