Located 128 km (80 miles) northwest from Temuco and 698 km (434 miles) south from Santiago, its name means “crawling up” in Mapudungun and it is the capital of the Malleco province, founded in 1553 by Pedro de Valdivia and destroyed in different occasions by the Mapuche people, was lastly founded on December 7thin 1862 by Cornelio Saavedra.
In Angol you can visit the San Buenaventura Church and Convent, El Vergel ranch and the Dillman Bullock Museum, besides being close to the Nahuelbuta National Park, the Contulmo Nature Monument and the San Juan Bautista fortress, among others.