Puerto Varas | The City

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Comparison of cities:  Santiago de Chile  |  Viña del Mar  |  Valparaíso  |  Pucón  |  Pichilemu  |  Iquique

Population approx. 33 000
Location About 1000 km south of Santiago, about 20 km north of Puerto Montt, on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and the nearby volcano Osorno   Map
Founding of the city 27th June 1854, from 1846 occupation of the area by German immigrants
Attractions In a city tour you should definitely visit the casino, the wooden church of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús and the many German wooden houses from the early days.
Attractions close-by ​​are the volcano Osorno, the National Park Vicente Perez Rosales with its evergreen rain forest and the mighty waterfalls of Petrohué.
Nightlife Many young people from around the world, numerous restaurants, bars and pubs and a casino
Fun Many outdoor activities and numerous excursions in the surrounding area
Pictures Picture gallery of Puerto Varas

The idyllic town lies on the western shore of the huge lake Llanquihue. Old wooden houses, street signs and a German club give clues to the German immigrants who populated the area around the lake in the middle of the 19th century.

The numerous rose gardens in the area of ​​Puerto Varas´ boardwalks gave the city its name - "City of roses". At the end of the opposite bank you can admire the volcano Osorno . The friendly town is an ideal starting point for excursions into the surrounding area.

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