As we became familiar with the activities practiced in town, its timing and its streets, we heard some rumors about one of the typical sites in Alto Palena: its Medialuna (croissant), a mythical place where the Official Rodeo takes place every year in January.
This event summons people from all the nearby communes to present their bravest horsebreakers handling with the reins. The venue gets really crowded on that date.
In the Surroundings
Palena features several points from where visitors may appreciate the four cardinal points and observe the entire scenery around.
From the height, the panoramic view of town is amazing and the most representative buildings in the commune may be spotted. The paved streets, the Palena River, the mountains and the valley may be perfectly observed.
Cerro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross) let us spot Cerro de la Virgen (Hill of the Virgin) and Cerro Bandera (Hill of the Flag). Visitors may take unique photographs from that point. Likewise, hiking trails starting there lead us to other close sites in town.
Palena is beautiful from all perspectives and it reflects all the natural paradises of the entire Palena-Queulat Basin. A place in the world not to be missed.
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The Palena Medialuna is a unique location, especially for those who have not heard about its existence. Even when no shows are presented, visiting this place is already an honor. For the local communities, this site has its own magic due to the memorable moments experienced inside the venue.