Isla Mancera & Castillo San Pedro de Alcantara
From the center of Valdivia, you will encounter Mancera Island as the Valdivia River flows out west and just before it reaches the ocean. A beautifully green but seemingly minor island in the inlet has large historical significance. It was founded and settled back in 1554, when it was named Imperial, and almost became the new Valdivia as it was proposed to move the whole city there after the massive fire in 1682. It is also home to the historical fortress called the Castle of San Pedro de Alcantara.