The National Park Bernardo O’Higgins Tourist Attraction

The National Park Bernardo O’Higgins

Native: Parque nacional Bernardo O'Higgins

The National Park Bernardo O’Higgins is the largest national Park in Chile, with an area of 3525901 hectares. The flora, fauna and landscapes of this reserve make it one of the most attractive and beautiful places in Patagonia.

Established in 1969, the Park extends from the village Tortel to a larger part of the Southern glaciers. The Park has large glaciers, the biggest one is the glacier Pia XI. The thickness of its ice reaches about 75 meters, its height is of the 10- storied building. Sometimes the pieces come off the glacier and fall into the water. These icebergs create huge waves, some of which reach ten meters. It is the largest glacier in the Southern hemisphere, and it increases its size every year, unlike all the other glaciers. The surface of the glacier Pia XI is more than 1265 sq. km.

However, this land is covered not only with glaciers. Leaving aside the snow, we can see the deciduous forest Aysen. It is home to a number of local species of high trees and shrubs and flowers. As for fauna, you can see penguins, cormorants, ducks, thrushes, as well as condor and deer that adorn the national coat of arms. In addition, otters, sea lions, cougars, etc.

The green area of the O`Higgins Park hosts the world-known Fantasilandia, where you can have a good time with children. There are many amusement rides. You can bike, skate there. Of course, you can buy toys for your kids as well as other souvenirs.

Many exciting events take place in the O`Higgins Park, like music festival Lollapalooza, celebrations of Fiestas Patrias. Local and international music groups perform on the Movistar Arena of the Park.

You can easily get to the park (especially to its entertainment area): by bus, by car, by taxi or even by bicycle.

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