History and Tourism
Today, peace rules at Angol after many years and much experience. Its present population reaches approximately 50 thousand inhabitants who perform forest and agricultural activities. Its cultural and historical heritage may be appreciated as we walk along its streets, talk to its people or get deep into some of its museums or historical buildings.
The Dillaman Bullock Museum, located at El Vergel tourist resort, was founded in 1961 and it houses archeological, natural and historical vestiges with important Mapuche collections.
Another museum worth visiting is the Angol Historical Museum, which shelters photographs and historical documents about the city, from the times of its foundation to this date.
The square known as Plaza de Armas Benjamín Vicuña Mackena is another typical postcard from the city. Its gardens and lakes, along with its sculptures, have managed to have this beautiful place declared national historical monument. The author of such work is don Virginio Arias, who has wanted to show the five continents through his work.
The San Buena Ventura Convent, which was built in the XIXth century, is another attraction preferred by visitors.
On the way out of the city, it is possible to reach the Deuco quarries, watered by the Malleco River and turned into real oasis during the summer. This place also invites visitors to approach the Nahuelbuta National Park, one of the many treasures hidden by this precious community.
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Angol is known for its traditional celebrations, including the Brotes de Chile Festival (folklore competitions), the official Rodeo Festival, the Gastronomic Show and rural events such as the Vegas Blancas Traditional Encounter, where singers from the surroundings of the Nahuelbuta National Park display their art.