Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Valdivia, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 5.9 km
Ascend 74 m
Descend 70 m

Explore Valdivia 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 Valdivia

Sight 1: Plaza Simón Bolívar

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The Plaza Simón Bolívar is located in the Chilean city of Valdivia, capital of the Los Ríos Region. It is located near the Calle-Calle bridge, by the northern entrance to the city, between Avenida Ramón Picarte to the north, and Errázuriz to the south. It is considered one of the city's historic squares.

Wikipedia: Plaza Simón Bolívar (Valdivia) (ES)

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Simón Bolívar

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Simón Bolívar

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. He is known colloquially as El Libertador, or the Liberator of America.

Wikipedia: Simón Bolívar (EN)

1511 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 3: Calle Ramón Picarte

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Ramón Picarte y Castro, Chilean soldier, hero of independence, and mayor of the city and province of Valdivia.

Wikipedia: Ramón Picarte (padre) (ES)

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Pedro de Valdivia

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Pedro de Valdivia

Pedro Gutiérrez de Valdivia or Valdiva was a Spanish conquistador and the first royal governor of Chile. After serving with the Spanish army in Italy and Flanders, he was sent to South America in 1534, where he served as lieutenant under Francisco Pizarro in Peru, acting as his second in command.

Wikipedia: Pedro de Valdivia (EN)

534 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Arturo Prat

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Arturo Prat

Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón was a Chilean lawyer and navy officer. He was killed in the Battle of Iquique, during the War of the Pacific.

Wikipedia: Arturo Prat (EN)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Submarino O'Brien (S22)

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Submarino O'Brien (S22)

The Chilean submarine O'Brien was an Oberon-class submarine in the Chilean Navy.

Wikipedia: Chilean submarine O'Brien (S22) (EN)

489 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 7: Catedral de Valdivia

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The Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral Also Valdivia Cathedral Is the main Catholic church of the Valdivia diocese, built in the center of the homonymous city of Valdivia, in the South American country of Chile.

Wikipedia: Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Valdivia (EN)

128 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Plaza de la República

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The Plaza de la República is the official name given to the Plaza de Armas in the Chilean city of Valdivia, capital of the Los Ríos Region, in the south of the country. It is located in the urban centre of the city, a few streets from the banks of the Calle-Calle river. It has the particularity of being the only square in Chile that bears this name.

Wikipedia: Plaza de la República (Valdivia) (ES)

269 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Museo de las Telecomunicaciones

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The Telecommunications Museum is a thematic museum located in the city of Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile. Its purpose is to disseminate information about the progress and history of telecommunication methods used nationally and worldwide, this being the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated on May 18, 2022.

Wikipedia: Museo de las Telecomunicaciones (Chile) (ES)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Iglesia San Francisco

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Iglesia San Francisco de Valdivia is a church and convent in Valdivia, Chile. It was built between 1586 and 1628 and is the oldest building in the city, having withstood three major earthquakes. I

Wikipedia: Iglesia San Francisco de Valdivia (EN)

179 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: Torreón Los Canelos

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Zone:South The Torreón Los Canelos or Torreón de Cantarranas is a historical monument located in the city of Valdivia, Los Ríos Region, Chile. It was designed in 1678 by the engineer Juan Garland as part of a network of defense infrastructure to counter the attack of Indians in Valdivia; and was executed by Governor Joaquín de Espinoza y Dávalos in 1774.

Wikipedia: Torreón Los Canelos (ES)

2000 meters / 24 minutes

Sight 12: Plaza Isabel Riquelme

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Plaza Isabel Riquelme

María Isabel Riquelme de la Barrera y Meza, was the mother of Chilean independence leader Bernardo O'Higgins. Isabel Riquelme was of Basque descent.

Wikipedia: Isabel Riquelme (EN)


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