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Puerto Montt News

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Ferry runs aground in Chilean Fjords, 17 passengers rescued

Puerto Natales - A ferry carrying 17 passengers and a crew of 28 ran aground at Pass Kirke in the Chilean Fjords. All passengers and crew are unharmed but 40 tons of salmon were lost and more than 200 cattle drowned.

The enchanting fishermen’s market at Angelmó Cove, Chile Special

Puerto Montt - Angelmó is one of the most typical and picturesque places in the city of Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Patagonia; its seafood market and the colorful wool and wood handicraft stores are part of the history and traditions of southern Chile.
 

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Man shelling seaurchin roe at Angelmó seafood market.
Man shelling seaurchin roe at Angelmó seafood market.
Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
Statue of Vicente Perez Rosales  the founder of the city of Puerto Montt. Perez Rosales promoted the...
Statue of Vicente Perez Rosales, the founder of the city of Puerto Montt. Perez Rosales promoted the colonization of The Lakes Region in the mid-19th Century through the immigration of German settlers.
The Cathedral of Puerto Montt is totally built of larch wood. The tower is covered with copper sheet...
The Cathedral of Puerto Montt is totally built of larch wood. The tower is covered with copper sheets.
Vacuum-packed frozen and smoked fish and shellfish are available for travelers and visitors to the A...
Vacuum-packed frozen and smoked fish and shellfish are available for travelers and visitors to the Angelmó fishermen's market.
Dried shellfish  wicker items and garlic  on sale at the market in Angelmó.
Dried shellfish, wicker items and garlic, on sale at the market in Angelmó.
View from Angelmo towards Tenglo Island at the time of low tide.
View from Angelmo towards Tenglo Island at the time of low tide.
Fishing and tourist boats anchored at Angelmo cove. Tenglo Island can be seen in the background.
Fishing and tourist boats anchored at Angelmo cove. Tenglo Island can be seen in the background.
Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments and handicrafts at Angelmó market.
 Angelmó  Fish Market in Puerto Montt. The city is well known for its ample offer of fish and shell...
"Angelmó" Fish Market in Puerto Montt. The city is well known for its ample offer of fish and shellfish.
View of downtown Puerto Montt on a sunny day. The peaks of the Andes mountains can be seen in the ba...
View of downtown Puerto Montt on a sunny day. The peaks of the Andes mountains can be seen in the background.
Carved wood items in the nautical theme on sale at Angelmó market.
Carved wood items in the nautical theme on sale at Angelmó market.
Dried  smoked shellfish  seaweeds  elephant garlic and honey at Angelmó market.
Dried, smoked shellfish, seaweeds, elephant garlic and honey at Angelmó market.
Dried-smoked shellfish  wicker items  garlic and seaweeds on sale at the market in Angelmó.
Dried-smoked shellfish, wicker items, garlic and seaweeds on sale at the market in Angelmó.
Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
Colourful wool garments on sale at Angelmó market.
The originall name of Puerto Montt was  Melipulli  which means “Four Hills”  in the Mapuche lang...
The originall name of Puerto Montt was "Melipulli" which means “Four Hills” in the Mapuche language. The site is surrounded by volcanoes and it was covered by a thick forest. This picture shows modern buildings on the hills of P. Montt
Dried seafood and other local produce at Angelmó market.
Dried seafood and other local produce at Angelmó market.
A view  of   El Tepual   Puerto Montt s International Airport. El Tepual is Chile s fourth busiest a...
A view of "El Tepual", Puerto Montt's International Airport. El Tepual is Chile's fourth busiest airport. Notice the forests and volcanoes in the background.
Many handicraft shops in Puerto Montt sell wicker baskets  wool garments and colourful yarns made by...
Many handicraft shops in Puerto Montt sell wicker baskets, wool garments and colourful yarns made by the people from the islands.
Spun yarns colored with natural or artificial dyes are sold at the market.
Spun yarns colored with natural or artificial dyes are sold at the market.