This city is known as the Perla del Biobío. It is an important economic and industrial center of the Biobío region, being the most populated of the south of Chile. It has historical buildings, cultural heritage, and natural areas, as its lagoons Redonda and Las Tres.
Among its attractions is the Plaza de la Independencia, surrounded by representative buildings as the Tetra Universidad de Concepción and the Cathedral, with a museum of sacred art. Other cultural places are the Casa de Arte, the Mural Presencia de América Latina, and the Galería de La Historia, in the Parque Ecuador.
Also, it is called "the capital of the Chilean rock", for being the cradle of important Chilean musicians. It is outstanding for its great quantity of museums, as the Muse de Historia Natural and the Ciudad Universitaria.
Attractions: Natural areas, parks, culture, museums, theaters, musical shows, architecture, handicraft, gastronomy, rural tourism.
Activities: Excursions, photography, hiking, festivals, nautical sport, outdoor activities, carnivals.
How to get there: All year long.
When to go:
Airway, to Carriel Sur Airport, in Concepción. By land, through Road 5.
Weather: Temperate moist.
Food, transportation, accommodations.
Surroundings: Talcahuano, Hualpén.