What to do and see in Ancud, Chile: The Best Places and Tips

September 24, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Ancud (Spanish pronunciation: [aŋˈkuð]) is a city in southern Chile located in the northernmost part of the island and province of Chiloé, in Los Lagos Region. It is the second largest city of Chiloé Archipelago after Castro. The city was established in 1768 to function as the capital of the archipelago and held that position until 1982.
Restaurants in Ancud

1. Museo Regional de Ancud

Libertad 370, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile 65622413
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4 based on 156 reviews

Museo Regional de Ancud

Reviewed By Aidan80 - South America

A smallish free museum looking at the history of the local area. Well worth a look and takes around 1hr to see everything.

2. Fuerte San Antonio

Lord Cochrane and San Antonio, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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4 based on 302 reviews

Fuerte San Antonio

Reviewed By TravellingYuri - Jodhpur, India

Not much to say about this place really. It's the remains of an old spanish fort, close to town and an interesting visit with great view and some well preserved cannons. Not much else, go with low expectations and just enjoy this place.

3. Fuerte Agui

Peninsula de Lacuy, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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5 based on 43 reviews

Fuerte Agui

Reviewed By jwakamd - Auckland Central, New Zealand

A really nice afternoon from Ancud. There’s a bus out there from the rural bus terminal in Ancud, leaves about mid day and takes about an hour. The bus ride is very nice and scenic in itself through countryside and along the coast. The bus back is at 430pm so you have about 3 1/2 hours to enjoy the area, which is plenty of time. There’s a short walk on an unsealed road from where the bus stops to Ahui beach, there’s a track from there up to the fort. No cost to enter, there’s a few nice trails around the headland and the fort and down to the Beaches. Good spot for a picnic lunch :)

4. Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

Federico Errazuriz 227 | a dos cuadras del terminal de Buses Cruz del Sur y una cuadra antes de llegar a Costanera, Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile +56 65 262 1046
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Museo de Las Iglesias de Chiloe

Reviewed By reise-tanta-di - Lafayette, California

While I was not that enthusiastic about visiting this museum I was pleasantly surprised and delighted. Here one can get an insight into how these old churches were constructed. I especially liked that this museum house pieces from the old churches that they had saved and curated. Some of the Spanish churches on the UNESCO World Heritage list have been, over time, heavily restored. But fortunately many objects such as windows and doors have been saved. One cannot appreciate the old Spanish wooden churches without.

5. Plaza de Armas

Blanca Encalada und Libertad, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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4 based on 197 reviews

Plaza de Armas

Reviewed By jump78 - Santiago, Chile

This small square contains numerous sculptures from Chilote mythology, including Tenten and Caicai, the Invunche and the Widow. There is also a monument honouring firefighters. Many tourist attractions can be found around this plaza, such as the Museo Regional and the Catedral de Ancud.

6. Catedral de Ancud

Plaza de Armas, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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4 based on 120 reviews

Catedral de Ancud

Reviewed By CaliforniaNana - California

This Cathedral, though small, has an amazing history and ambience. It is on Chiloe Island, an experience all to itself. The Cathedral is simple and very beautiful. There was a lady there who took it upon herself to welcome our group and give us some insight into the island's history.

7. Playa Lechagua

Ancud, Isla Chiloe 5710000, Chile
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Playa Lechagua

Reviewed By Lilirogz - Morelia, Mexico

This is a very nice place to visit, just to sit down and enjoy the ocean breeze and nice view. It would be nice to swim, but this area of Chile is to cold almost all year long. Really worth coming here.

8. Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud

Avenida Eleuterio Ramirez 210 Con Calle Blanco Encalada | Cuartel General, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile +56 65 262 2222
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5 based on 3 reviews

Museo Bomberil Cuerpo de Bomberos de Ancud

Reviewed By Lilirogz - Morelia, Mexico

This is just a small museum, but it has some very interesting artifact that have to do with Chilean fire fighting history. I loved looking at the old pumps and cars. This is a test for history lovers!

9. Faro Corona en Chiloe

Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Faro Corona en Chiloe

Reviewed By mariluz151 - Machali, Chile

Visitar el faro,observar el material audiovisual que narra la historia ,función del faro y de las personas que habitan el lugar es realmente sorprendente.

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