Heritage Route No. 11

Central Valley - Royal Road to the Border

This is an invitation to travel the old Royal Road to the Border, the main communications route used during the colonial and republican period to connect Santiago and Concepción. Along it you will come across a significant presence of elements from the rural architectural heritage and traditions from the central region’s rural world.

Monday, July 20, 2009  
Camino Real a La Frontera Camino Real a La Frontera

Location: Cachapoal and Colchagua Province, Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region.

Distance: 160 km.

Travel time: 2 days.

Travel Mode: Automobile and hiking.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 31.

Main attractions:  This is an invitation to travel the old Royal Road to the Border, the main communications route used during the colonial and republican period to connect Santiago and Concepción. Along it you will come across a significant presence of elements from the rural architectural heritage and traditions from the central region’s rural world, as reflected in towns and cities holding countless corners of our history, such as Rancagua, Codegua, Quinta Tilcoco and Malloa, among others, in addition to colonial churches and chapels typical of the central countryside and traces of pre-Hispanic remains bearing testimony to the old human settlements in the central part of the country.

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