Places of interest in Chanco
The architectural characteristics of Chanco`s present day urban style, reflect the city’s Colonial, olden days.
The traditional architecture consists of houses with long balconies, made of adobe and clay tiles. Because of its’ uniqueness, it was chosen as an outstanding Typical Area on 26th May in 2000, based on the construction work which is set out in its’ urban plan.
San Ambrosio Church:
Situated in Abdón Fuentealba Street 715, this is an extremely old, gothic style building made of adobe, which is more than two centuries old.
Every year on 2nd February the Festival of the Virgin of the Candelaria is celebrated in the temple, which unites thousands of faithful believers who travel from different parts of the country to honour the Virgin.
The Guadalupe del Carmen Museum:
Situated in Errázuriz Street 265 (opened in 1990), this museum preserves and exhibits personal effects and belongings of this ranchera music, singer, who was the first Chilean artist to receive the Golden Disc for her best selling hits. It is open during the summer months.
Open air Street Market:
This takes place every Sunday from 08.00 onwards in Yerbas Buenas Street. Local salesmen and women sell their products alongside local farmers. The event is a good chance to buy natural, products from this area and at the same time enjoy the sociable, street market experience.
Situated in Teniente Merino Street, this complex belongs to the local Rodeo Club and consists of a rodeo ring and a casino. A wide range of activities are hosted here, such as the Mexican Song Festival and traditional Chilean rodeos.