• The Municipal Museum Juan Pablo II. It takes the
Pope's name since he visited Puerto Montt in 1987 and the following
year the museum was inaugurated. It possesses a variety of objects
of different nature: old pictures of the city, pieces mapuches
and chilotas, a section of weapons and sailing very interesting,
mythological beings' figures carved in wood, etc.
• The square and the Cathedral, the oldest building in the
city, reconstructed in 1963 after the earthquake of 1960.
• The Jesuit Church, built in 1872 and reconditioned after
the earthquake of 1960. The Steeple is behind the church, surrounded
• Puerto de Angelmó. From where they leave the ferries
and ships to Puerto Natales, lagoon San Rafael, Aisén,
Thermal baths of Puyuhuapi, etc. and they also leave boats, schooners
and some sailing ships toward the islands of the Breast of Reloncaví
and to the archipelago of Chiloé.
• Market of fish and shellfish. It is beside the port. It
is an immense building with local where products of the sea are
sold and of the vegetable gardens. It is the most selection of
Chile. On the coast of the channel Tenglo are the cooking places
where you can savor some marine delights or a typical plate as
• Handmade fair. It is in the coastal near the port. It
is more commercial than handmade, since it is managed by merchants
that resell the products of the artisans of Chiloé and
of the breast of Reloncaví. But like the popular statement
says, “the one that looks for, finds”, therefore it
is not surprised if someone finds some autochthonous craft of
a lot of value.
• Spa Pelluco. It is in the oriental end of the city. The
beaches are surrounded by hotels, cabins, restaurants and discos.
The beginning of the famous Southern highway is in Pelluco.
leave from Puerto Montt toward the west by the coastal; after
13 kilometers in a clear day you will be able to see from there
the volcanos Osorno, Calbuco, Puntiagudo, Yates and the hill
Tronador. 2 kilometers ahead take the rubble deviation toward
the village Huelmo, located in the kilometer 34. Starting from
there the road skirts the sea from the high and after 10 kilometers
it will arrive to San Agustín. Then you will travel 18
kilometers far from the coast and then to skirt the sea from
Huito to Calbuco. Is a 9,000 inhabitants' city located on a
hill with ports to the north and the south. It is 250 years
old more than Puerto Montt and during a lot of time it was the
most important town in the region. There the larch and cypress
wood extracted in the mountain range was taken that then was
exported from Ancud in the Chiloé island.
PARK ALERCE ANDINO
leave from Puerto Montt toward the east, pass by Pelluco and
continue until Chamiza. Starting from there you have two options
to arrive at the National Park: 1) to take the deviation to
the left by the valley of the river Chamiza going by the village
Correntoso and in the kilometer 30 arrive at the Park National
Alerce Andino to enter to the Sector Correntoso, from where
you can arrive at the lake Chapo, continuing other 13 kilometers.
This National Park has 20,000 hectares of larch forests approximately
and infinity of lagoons; there is a series of paths that will
allow you to get by foot to places of an indescribable beauty.
2) from Chamiza the road skirts the sea and starting from Piedra
Azul until the creek La Arena (end of the estuary Reloncaví),
it operates the Circuit of Services of Rural Tourism. It has
been qualified to several families of small farmers so that
they lend tourist services as family lodging, typical foods,
places to camp, boat trips, etc. In the kilometer 33 of this
trip you will arrive to Chaica that fby a deviation of other
7 kilometers, you will be able to consent to the National Park
Alerce Andino by the Sector Chaica. By another signalled road
of 12 kilometers to the entrance of the park you arrive to the
Alerce Mountain Lodge, a located exclusive hotel at the end
of a valley of glacier origin, surrounded of millennial larches.
It has all the comfort that you can need besides an exceptional
cooking and several scheduled trips, by foot or horse, to places
of an extraordinary beauty.