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Introducing Talca

Founded in 1690, Talca was once considered one of the country's principal cities; Chile's 1818 declaration of independence was signed here. These days, it's mainly known as a convenient base for exploring the gorgeous Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay and the Maule Valley wineries. Parts of Talca were badly damaged in the 2010 earthquake, but the city is on the mend. You'll find a decent range of traveler's services, including dining and lodging options, plus lovely views of the Andes when you're strolling down the sun-baked pedestrian thoroughfare at midday.