- Monument to the German settlement, on November
22, 1852 the first 200 German settlers arrived in Puerto
Montt city. With their determination and work ethic they
played a major part in developing this area of the country, giving
it a unique personality including European airs and customs.
On the 125th anniversary of the arrival of these men and women who spurred progress in the south of Chile, a monument was raised in their honor on the seafront avenue, depicting a family of settlers and a native inhabitant.
- Diego Rivera Art Salon, this is Puerto
Montt's most important artistic and cultural center. It
is known as "Palacio del Arte" (Palace of Art), and one of its main
events is the international theater festival in winter. Besides,
its galleries display the works of local artists, enhancing the
new trend in plastic arts in the Region de Los Lagos (Lake Region).
The building was set up between 1960 and 1963, thanks to a cooperation agreement between Chile and Mexico, signed in the wake of a devastating earthquake that shook southern Chile.
- Angelmo, in the late 19th century, the cove of
Angelmo, located only 2 km from the Puerto Montt
Plaza de Armas, became popular. From then on, and throughout the
20th century this place offered a "rosary" of tourist attractions
that no traveler wanted to miss.
Some of the beads on this rosary can be discovered from the Puerto
de Barcos, where one takes ferries to different destinations,
such as the island of Chiloe, the thermal baths of Puyuhuapi, Aysen,
Laguna San Rafael and Puerto Natales.
Besides, in the Puerto de Islas launches, schooners
and sailboats anchor to offer tours of the nearby coast. Another
adventure option is sailing to the estuary of Reloncavi.
After 6 hours of seaborne adventure one gets to the farming and
fishing village of Cochamo. This, needless to say,
is an unforgettable experience.
Another nautical option is visiting the island of Tenglo,
separated from the mainland by a narrow channel (no more than 150
m wide). To visit this island, one must take a boat from Angelmo.
During the excursion, one enjoys the pretty landscape. Once on the
island one can climb to a summit surmounted by a cross, from which
one obtains a wonderful view of Puerto Montt and
of the Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes.
As well as the possibility of sea excursions, you will find in Angelmo
a vigorous and picturesque trading activity. Here the local inhabitants
hold Chile's greatest fish and shellfish market.
This is a veritable "seafood temple".
Within the market there are fishmongers, shellfish vendors and traditional
eating houses where local dishes and specialties are offered, such
as curantos, caldillos, pailas marinas (for further information
on these items see "gastronomy"). One can also savor very tasty
A very interesting place is the Handicrafts Fair
on Avenida Costanera, the seafront road skirting
the bay in Puerto Montt. On this road one can admire
sculptures such as the Mirador and Sentados Frente al Mar, as well
as visit a cute little railway museum, department stores and varied