Art & Culture

Art & Culture

If you are interested in the arts such as music , painting , literature and theater, be prepared! Aysen have risen to fame national bands like The Departed Correa o Vasquez, but they have also chosen to stay in musicians Region high level as the Duo Trapananda , pair of Chocos , Alonso Nuñez , Nicasio Moon and Richard Sepulveda, among others . We are the cradle of great artists such as Renato Tillería watercolorist , renowned artist brush Robinson Mora , and the artist Sigismund Sade , who enchants visitors with its grandiose pyrography . Patagonia is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for literature and summer always find special events and customs , besides fairs where you can find local handicrafts festivals.

Meet the Women of the Agricultural Club of the Valleys

In La Junta, you'll have the unforgettable opportunity to visit with the awesome ladies of the Women's Agricultural Club of the Valleys! Every Friday, year round, and Mondays during the summer, in the community center of La Junta, a group of the most powerful, talented and funny women of Patagonia, gathers to hold their own farmer's market. Things go fast! Don't miss the chance to enjoy their farm-fresh vegetables, marmalades, chili sauce, eggs and other delights.

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The heart of Coyhaique beats all summer long in the Plaza

If your trip takes you to Aysén?s regional capital, there?s little doubt that you will find yourself in the Plaza of Arms in the center of the city at one point or another. Even though Coyhaique is the region?s largest city, it still maintains the intimacy and atmosphere of a small town, where everything radiates from its core.

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Travel Rosselot's historic route from the valleys to the sea

The Heritage Route between La Junta and Raúl Marín Balmaceda offers great views of the Palena River, evergreen forests, streams, waterfalls and historic farmhouses of the pioneers who first settled the area. Meander, take pictures, visit natural hot springs, learn a little history and end this adventure with a barefoot walk in the sand on the beaches of the Island of the Lions.

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Discover a hidden treasure: Raúl Marín Balmaceda

Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda is a small village, nestled at the mouth of the Palena River which, little by little, is revealing itself to travelers who are enchanted to discover its many charms; lush forests, wide beaches, sand dunes, and abundant marine fauna. Walk around awhile and take in the natural beauty or take a boat tour out into the channels to see dolphins, sea lions and birds.

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Summer in Patagonia is synonymous with Asado al Palo

It is almost unthinkable to travel through Patagonia without tasting the delicious traditional way of barbecuing lamb, called asado al palo. Here, we share the secrets of its preparation and its importance in the Aysén culture.

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Experience gaucho style hospitality at the El Silencio Ranch

When you cross the bridge over the Risopatrón River and visit the El Silencio Ranch, you will be surrounded by the life work of a true gaucho, Don Santos Altamirano: his hand built rustic Fogón, his music and stories, his delicious Asados and smoked meats and his latest creation, the El Silencio trail, a beautiful hike that winds between ancient forests and the Risopatrón River.

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Sip the flavor of Patagonia during the ritual of drinking mate

More than a hot drink for a cold day or a pick-me-up in the morning, yerba mate is a tradition in Patagonia; a facilitator for socializing and getting to know one another. Drinking yerba mate is big in this part of the world and it?s pretty likely that you will be invited to join in at some point in your travels. Prepare yourself and learn a little more of this symbol of the culture of Patagonia.

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Puerto Gala offers fascinating nature, mystery and fortitude

The tiny fishing community of Puerto Gala inhabits a protected bay that rests between four tiny islands, Toto, Chita, Padre Ronchi and a fourth so small, it has no name. It?s an incredible natural setting where you can explore the mysteries and remains of early nomads, recent nomads and the brave settlers who have decided to stay.

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Bring an appetite when you visit the capital of Merluza Austral!

Each year during the last weekend in January the town of Puerto Cisnes celebrates the Fiesta del Pesca?o Frito ? a Patagonia style version of a giant fish-fry. Thousands of visitors pour into town during this three-day festival, ready to enjoy great music, fun local customs and of course, delicious Merluza Austral (Southern Hake), an icon of the fjords and channels of Aysén.

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A delicious recipe for great times between friends

Paella is a delicious dish of Spanish origin which has the added bonus of being able to be modified depending on the ingredients that exist in a particular area. This version emerged amongst a group of friends and residents of the fjords and channels of Aysén, who were celebrating a long weekend. They succeeded in having a great time and making a special dish that was unforgettable. Now it?s your turn!

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Puerto Aysén, from bridge to bridge

Puerto Aysén (Port of Aysén) is the second largest city in the region; full of history and nature, great food and fun. The one thing Puerto Aysén is NOT ? is a port! Take a walking tour of town to learn why there are beached ships and ancient docks in this seemingly misnamed city.

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Time travel through the streets of Coyhaique

Coyhaique, the capital of the Aysén Region, was founded in 1929. If you have a couple of hours and a bike or good shoes, you can learn about its history and traditions by visiting its neighborhoods and historical landmarks.

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