Posted by: travelrat | November 19, 2017

Vicente Perez Rosales National Park: Video


Our visit to Chile’s Lake District and the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park left me with one question. Who was Vicente Perez Rosales? I hit Google when I got home, scrolled through the entries about the National Park, and stuff offering me cheap flights and hotels if I wanted to go there, and finally found the Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia usually tells you more about any subject than you could ever possibly want to know, but, in this case, poor Señor Perez got just one solitary line, even though the Chileans thought enough of him to name their first National Park after him.

So, in essence … he was born in 1807, died in 1886 and was a miner, a merchant, a diplomat, a politician and a traveller. And, he organised the colonisation of the Llanquihue area by Chileans and German immigrants.

Beyond that, all we can gather, from his photograph, was that he had a truly magnificent set of side-whiskers. Maybe the Park named after him is more widely known about, then? Here’s some video, to wrap it up.


“River Valley Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (
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