Puren village is in the Nahuelbuta mountain range, in Puren valley which stands out for it's nature. It's origins are naturally Mapuche as the village has that name because the Indians that lived there were purenes, whose chieftains fought up to today to not be dominated by other races including the Spanish. It's a noble village as the Spanish is strong and there's a beautiful and renovated Mapuche museum where the staff are highly capable to attend to the tourists every day. There are many places in the village to eat food, from Chilean to Italian, since the village was colonized by many Italian, French, Swiss and Turkish families,
in short, everything which creates major colonies that make people take a look at international-native, with respect to the native.
This fort was created by the Spanish. Of course it is not the original since it's been rebuilt several times. The experience is unforgettable. You are transported hundreds of years back in time. The fort was founded on February 9, 1869 and it's great to go visit and see part of the importance of our history in Chile. It's located on the path going to the coast. You can find good local food every day, plus a nice hotels in Pulmahue and varied Italian-Chilean cuisine. Finally there's a very beautiful place to see the beautiful Puren square with its jets of water coming from and center.