In 1819, the Pincheira plundered Chillán during the “war to death”, the struggle of the Southern region between the realists and the booming Republic of Chile (1818 -1824).
Beyond the romantic accounts and the cruel chronicles of the famous siblings, the truth is that by 1832, General Manuel Bulnes managed to corner them and it is said that the last leader - José Antonio Pincheira- died in the confrontation, along with 200 bandits.
Only the natural shelter made up by a shallow cave located in a basalt cliff surrounded by a thick native forest and very close to a waterfall remains from their legendary adventures. Nowadays, this place is an improvised stage for a group of tourist guides to represent the life of the Pincheiras.
In addition to telling the world about their adventures, the staging includes on-horse skills and blank shooting which amaze visitors. The natural environment of the cave and the historical representation justify a halt in the tour to see this amusing attraction at Las Trancas Valley.
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