TemucoRegión de la Araucanía
Temuco is one of the youngest major cities of Chile; it was founded in 1881 after a lengthy negotiation with the indigenous Mapuche, the native inhabitants of this land. Since its founding, the city has grown rapidly due to the influence of European settlers, most notably Theodore Schmidt, the person that indicates the city's urban planning.
The combination of German and Mapuche is evident throughout the city. The Mapuche, however, are still demanding and claiming their rights in much of the Araucanía Region.
Visitors to the museums in the area can admire the silver jewelry of Mapuche origin and enjoy the traditional German, Mapuche, and Creole cuisine. There are also numerous pubs German Tradition.
Although it often rains, the city is not the rainiest in the country. However, the Nobel Prize in Literature winning poet, Pablo Neruda, who lived in Temuco, during his childhood, has contributed to the image of rain in the city through his poetry. The city is also known for the abundance of zinc roofs that have a distinctive sound when beaten by the rain and the smell of wood smoke emanating from chimneys. However, during the summer, temperatures are warm, and the locals often travel to nearby lakes
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- Is the best place to approach the proud culture of Chile's main native people
- Indigenous markets of traditionally clad Mapuche women
- Near a handful of beautiful national parks
- Temuco does not have a lot of attractions in itself
- It is not a scenic city
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