Cuevas de los Patriotas

Middle Chile

Up a short footpath from Baron de Rodt and illuminated at night, these damp caverns sheltered Juan Egaña, Manuel de Salas and 300 other patriots exiled for several years during Chile's independence movement after their defeat in the Battle of Rancagua in 1814.

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