Cave in San Juan Bautista

Cuevas de los Patriotas

Up a short footpath from Larraín Alcalde and illuminated at night, these damp caverns sheltered Juan Egaña, Manuel de Salas and 40 other patriots exiled for several years during Chile's independence movement after t…
Monument in San Juan Bautista

Fuerte Santa Bárbara

Built in 1749 to discourage incursions by pirates, these Spanish fortifications were reconstructed in 1974. To get there, follow the path from Cuevas de los Patriotas, or climb directly from the plaza via Subida El …
Landmark in San Juan Bautista

Shell Holes & Dresden Plaque

Commemorating the battle between the British naval vessels Glasgow and Orama and the German cruiser Dresden.
Lighthouse in San Juan Bautista


A lighthouse overlooking the sea.