This new city was called Chillán and the old settlement, which most families refused to abandon, came to be known as Old Chillán. Today, both of them co-exist fraternally.
What to Visit
The main tourist attraction in Old Chillán is the Bernardo O´Higgins Monumental Park, which stands opposite the Plaza de Armas Isabel Riquelme. In addition to touring around the venue, it is possible to appreciate its large trees and be amazed at the park’s wall.
Featuring the primitive peoples, the conquerors and the national liberation army, this beautiful mural enables visitors to get deep into a tour across the history of this country.
A monument pays tribute to the Liberator inside this venue and it represents another attraction for visitors. The braveness of the horseman and his horse is the protagonist of every photograph.
The local church and the town hall, along with the cultural historical center, are other institutions in this old but historical community.
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Bernardo O´Higgins Street crosses both cities and enables visitors to observe two stages -before and after-, especially in the features of earthquake safe buildings, which are predominant in the New Chillán.