History of Concón

The territory occupied today by Concónn was first mentioned in the history of Chile when Pedro de Valdivia ordered the construction of a brig to transport gold extracted from the Marga-Marga marshlands towards Europe. In 1541, Pedro de Valdivia was warned that the crew would mutiny against him in order to take hold of the gold. He managed to flee to Santiago de Nueva Extremadura without succeeding to do anything to prevent the uprising. The gold was stolen and several men were killed.
Years passed and various human settlements were established in the area.

Concón did not appear in history again until 1851, when it was the scenery for the penultimate confrontation of the civil war. The famous Battle of Concón took place there between congressmen and the supporters of José Manuel Balmaceda.
In 1899, the Community of Concón was created, which in those days was part of Limache. In 1917, Concón had been turned into a first-class bathing resort visited by people from the wealthiest areas in Santiago, but its proximity to another important bathing resort made it lose its condition of autonomous district and it became part of Viña del Mar in 1927.

Beyond the various ups and downs it had to go through, Concón continued to be prosperous at a slowly but steady pace. Early in 1990, the city began to search for a communal identity aimed at decentralizing Concón from Viña del Mar.
This process led to the presentation of new ideas before the authorities through a legal initiative that was carried out through Regulation 19,424, which made the creation of the Community of Concón official for the second time, by a decree passed in December 28, 1995.

Today Concón is considered the gastronomical capital of Chile due to the excellence of its cuisine and the great number of venues devoted to making exquisite dishes based on seafood, fish and tender meat. Undoubtedly, this is a place that has stood out from neighboring cities as a result of effort and hard work.