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Founded as a fortress at Cape Horn in 1767, Ancud is today one of the most visited attractions by tourists from all over the world for being the best-located city in Chiloé. It is the political and military capital and has a beautiful urban infrastructure planning that combines the typical architecture of the area with the modernity of recent constructions.

The village of Chacao (where your ferry arrives) was actually the site of one of the first Spanish shipyards in the Americas, but it was moved in 1769 to Ancud, which was deemed a more defensible location. Ancud was repeatedly attacked during Chile's war for independence and remained the last stronghold of the Spaniards in the Americas — as well as the seat of their government-in-exile after they fled from Santiago until 1826 — when the island was finally annexed by Chile.

Ancud is one of the most important cities in Chiloé. Receive hundreds of tourists who come to visit southern Chile. This city is the gateway to the Isla Grande de Chiloé, has a rectangular shape, and is surrounded by sea on three sides, while the room borders Dalcahue and Quemchi.

Ancud is a city and Chilean commune, located in the Province of Chiloé, Los Lagos Region. It is located 1,132 km from Santiago. It is the first urban settlement of importance in Chiloé, coming from the north (via Chacao) and the second of the entire archipelago after the provincial capital, Castro.



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