The 1st time I visited the lakes in Chile I could not see this volcano. This 2nd time I almost ran out to see it, but luck was on my side, and just before I left, the clouds disappeared and I could see it in all its glory. Situated just over 60 miles from Puerto Varas, close to the village of Ensenada, is one of the most perfect volcanic cones of southern Chile. Along with Lake Llanquihue, beneath it, makes it worthy to be one of the most photographed areas of Chile. For a good view of the zone, you can climb on lifts up to an altitude of almost 1,700 meters . The pictures are taken from Frutillar and Puerto Varas.
After spending many days watching volcanoes, lakes , waterfalls and picturesque villages , I felt like chilling on the beach watching sunset and dine some fresh seafood. To make my plans chose this small fishing village 55 km from Osorno (nice highway), set in a pretty wild and rocky bay. The weather was not so great from the beach and the sunset was annoyed, but the seafood was worth it all.
Osorno is a city in southern Chile. Its know for its town square, which is unusual because its rectangular in shape, not very common in the country, most are square, and it also has a large body of water with floating ornaments. Without a doubt, this is a strategic meeting point for locals and tourists in the city to share conversation and take a stroll. It is a place that manages to stay very well maintained and clean with interesting plants in their gardens. Right next to it is the Cathedral, appearing as an icon of architecture are distinctive of the city, with an imposing height and design details that make it unique.
Definitely the most representative of the city of Osorno. Constructed in the year 1577 and built again after the 1960 earthquake, it is considered an architectural gem of Gothic style, with a tower that reaches over 45 meters high. One of the changes has been the addition of new windows made in Barcelona and designed by Chilean architect Juan Echenique.
The city of Osorno has selected the most attractive historic houses of the town and created a route for visitors to enjoy. Almost all of the homes are located close to the city square, along Mackenna street. Many of the homes once belonged to the early German settlers who arrived in the area. The houses that stand out include:
-Stückrath Conrad House, Historic Monument, located at 1095 Mackenna street.
- Henry House Schüller, Historic Monument, and is located in 1011 Mackenna street.
- House Hollstein, onstruida between 1900 and 1910, is the current home of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Lagos.
Only the wall remains from this fortress, built in 1793 on the outskirts of what is now the city of Osorno. It was once the residence of Don Ambrosio O'Higgins. The annex to the fort that was built is now a museum with free admission and give insight to the history of the region.
Situated between the streets Mackenna and Freire, in the heart of Osorno, a few meters from the Plaza de Armas,there are about 50 stalls of artisans making products in wool, leather, metal, ceramic, wood, gender, painting, among others, ready to be sold. If we do not want to buy anything, it's worth walking around, the architecture respects the environment and the historical context.
A journey from conception to Osorno will take you in search of this museum - one of the few in Chile that exhibits only classic cars. The Auto Museum focuses primarily on the American brand models like Studebakers but also has other major brands. For example, some of the brands include BMW, Ford, Chevrolet, etc.. The museum is located in a very traditional rural area of Chile the town of Entre Lagos and Puyehue. For fans of classic cars, this museum is highly recommended as they also have antique items that include classic objects.