The regional capital, founded in 1881, is the main connectivity point in the Araucanía region, being an administrative, commercial, financial, academic and cultural center, whose population today reaches around 315 thousand inhabitants.
The Mapuche people contribute with their hallmark in farmers’ fairs and squares, where craftsmanship and a rich variety of food products are offered to people. Within the most recommended places we have the Anibal Pinto market, the Araucanía Regional Museum, the Pablo Neruda Railroad National Museum, the Temuco municipal theater, the Ñielol Hill Natural Monument and the Temuco Casino, which encompass an important number or cultural, nature and pure entertainment features offered by the city.