Putu is located at about 350 km from Santiago, in the 7th region of chile. The people are known as Putuganos . It´s a typical and rural town in the central zone of chile, with strong roots, and the most parts of the construction are made by adobes which have beautiful facades. Near Putu there is one of the most extended zones of dunes in chile. it´s about 38 km from the Maule river, passing by La Trinchera to Mataquito river. In the wetlands near to the dunes you can find a lot of aquatic birds like herons, black-necked swans, lile ducks, pidenes, coots and tapaos.
Putu is a very old town, its denomination come from Mapudungun language PUTUN and it means land of swamps, because of the wetlands in the zone. In 1925 the curepto department of talca province was divided in 3 communes: Gualleco, Curepto, Putu y toconei. By the time curepto lost its quality of department and gualleco, putu y toconei , its quality of commune.
The town church dates since putu was more important than Constitucion, however it should be noted that the church located in talpen is older than this, it is said that Pedro de Valdivia himself made a night of pray, running away from Lautaro´s host. The church of putu is very important, it belongs to linares dioceses since 1963 and it has the image of “nuestra señora del transito” who is honoured every August 15, and it shows the religiousness of the people in this rural town, in this celebration takes part a lot of dioceses , town citizens, Ecclesiastical Authorities, accompanied by folkloric groups and men riding horses.
Constitución, known as maule´s pearl (perla Del maule) it´s a very recognized resort in the central coast of chile, in the last mid century its beaches were visited by aristocrats families and even for the presidents of those times.
Today constitucion has a remake on turism, after the earthquake, almost all the city was destroyed. Nowadays, the city has projects to make it a modern city with tourism vocation, highlighting the border river and the border sea. the private investors have done that this city return to be the most important city in maule´s coast.
Constitucion has an amazing rock formations like “church rock” or “piedra de la iglesia” the city icon declared national monument, you can enjoy of the maule flow that many year ago was the limit between inca empire and mapuche people, you can also do boat ride and nautical sports . you will know the last ramal train of chile that binds the city of constitucion and talca.
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