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A Brief Introduction of Vallenar


Vallenar is the capital city of Huasco Province in Atacama Region. Situated in the valley of Huasco River, it is primarily known for its activities of mining and farming. The city was founded in 1789 as San Ambrosio de Ballenary to commemorate the birthplace of Ambrose O'Higgins, rent a car and explore the fascinating sights in and around the city without a care in the world.

Popular Attractions In and Around Vallenar :

  • Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe - The national park is where the rare natural occurrence of desierto florido takes place. This is also a great site for camping.
  • Plaza Ambrosio O’Higgins - The city's main plaza has benches made up of Chile's purest marble. A church and a kitsch monstrosity are the area's major attractions.
  • Museo del Huasco - This is one of the most popular museums in Vallenar that displays significant artifacts and historic photos from the Huasco Valley.
  • Santa Juana Reserve - Located about 20km from Vallenar, the artificial lake is where you can enjoy the picturesque views and water sports like rowing and sailing.
  • Caleta Chañaral de Aceituno - The resort to the city's southwest is a traditional fishing cove and is visited by people in search of a peaceful retreat.

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