La Cruz

La Cruz, with a population of 12,860 and an altitude of 459.3 feet. Is located 39.7 miles from Viña del Mar and it stands out for its avocado production.

Its history goes back to 300 BC when the valley was visited by groups of hunters and collectors that later formed villages on the east side of the Aconcagua river. Today there are some vestiges left of the Llolleo, Aconcagua and mainly Mapuche and Inca cultures.

The actual commune of La Cruz, created in 1902, was established on one side of the railroad line. Shaped as a long street with ranches, country houses and villas enclosed by high adobe walls, over which appear the treetops of huge fruit trees. And more recently, condominiums have been built. La Cruz is the heart of the fruit growing in Chile and a place where you can find the main greenhouses, and the most important Fruit Plague Control Station.

In its small urban area are the square, the Municipality, and the Historical Museum (Museo Histórico), which comprehends the geographic, historical and archeological scopes of the commune. There are cultural consulting services and historical studies sessions offered on Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm. It’s open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1:30 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 1:30 pm. The admission is free.

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