Raíces Chilenas’ main objective is to provide visitors with enjoyment and learning opportunities through Chile’s vast traditions. Within its 5 hectares, it boasts a beautiful, spacious and traditional Quincho Criollo (typical Chilean restaurant) for 100 people, a traditional clay oven, an authentic Ruca Mapuche (Mapuche house), a Medialuna (a crescent-shaped corral used in Chilean rodeos) for demonstrations or for teaching about Chilean rodeo traditions and reining movement, a game area, a greyhound race track, and a nursery with native, ornamental and forest plants. It also counts on a large parking area.
Raíces Chilenas is located just 6 kms from the well-known Concon traffic circle and is at the foot of the Mauco Mountain, where according to legend, the Mapuche people would be safe from any natural disaster. The center aims to teach individuals about Chilean culture, its gastronomical flavors and folklore traditions.
The concept of Raíces Chilenas was designed, created and directed by the agronomist and landscaper, Gonzalo Beltran Repetto, creator and founder of Chile’s mayor handcrafts and tourist center in the country, the famous Pueblito los Dominicos de las Condes. He was also the creator of the National Center for Horticulture and Landscaping of INACAP (Tabancura headquarters), the Chilean Rodeo Club in Huechuraba, Santiago, and the first official Medialuna in Valparaíso.