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Places visited in Concepción, Chile
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Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Quito, Ecuador

Cementerio de San Diego

One of the most historic cemeteries in Quito is an eclectic mix of architectural styles and famous tombs.
Valdivia, Chile

O'Brien Submarine Museum

A 300-foot-long Cold War submarine floats in a Chilean River as a maritime museum.
Collipulli, Chile

Malleco Viaduct

This bright yellow bridge is a true engineering feat.
Lota, Chile

The Devil's Blast

The hellish conditions of this abandoned mine that snakes beneath the Pacific Ocean gave it its diabolic name.
Concepción, Chile

Bismarck Tower

Dedicated to the first German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, this aging edifice is the only one of its kind in the Americas.
Concepción, Chile

Enrique Molina Theater

The ruins of a grand theater destroyed during the most powerful seismic catastrophe ever recorded.
Concepción, Chile

Plaza Jurásica

Full-scale dinosaurs dominate the forested park in the middle of Chile’s second city.
Valparaiso, Chile

La Sebastiana

Pivotal home of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda.
Valparaiso, Chile

Iglesia de San Francisco

This iconic hilltop church doubled as a lighthouse in the 19th century, guiding ships into the port of Valparaíso.
Viña del Mar, Chile

Reloj de Flores (Flower Clock)

Built for the 1962 World Cup, this fully functioning botanical clock is still ticking.
Santiago, Chile

Parque Quinta Normal Greenhouse

A beautiful deserted greenhouse in the middle of a park.
Providencia, Chile

La Chascona

Pablo Neruda's custom-built lover's nest was made to remind him of the sea and named after his mistress' hair.
Las Condes, Chile

National Astronomical Observatory of Chile

This observatory high on a hilltop in the center of Santiago got its start in 1852.
San José de Maipo, Chile

Tinoco Tunnel

Locals visit this abandoned train tunnel where a man took his own life to ask favors of his spirit.
Coquimbo, Chile

Church of Guayacán

A charmingly unusual prefabricated metal church designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.
Córdoba, Argentina

Rueda Eiffel

An intriguing antique iron Ferris wheel that most locals are sure was designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Asunción, Paraguay

Casa de la Independencia

The fighters and conspirators that won independence for Paraguay held secret meetings at this historic house.
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Itaipu Dam

As one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams this plant took two countries to get built.
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Bento Gonçalves, Brazil

Capela Nossa Senhora das Neves

After a terrible drought, townspeople used wine to build this church.
Canela, Brazil

Mundo a Vapor

This attraction is devoted to the wonders of steam power and features a replica of one of its most public disasters.
São Paulo, Brazil

Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil

Its collection details the experiences of the largest Japanese community outside Japan.
Blumenau, Brazil

Fritz Müller Ecology Museum

This small Brazilian museum honors the work of a German biologist who studied the jungles for decades.