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Hot summers and cool winters the town of San Felipe invites us to enjoy its wonderful coastal landscapes. This city was founded on August 3, 1740, Juan Antonio Manso de Velasco who conquered the Aconcagua Valley, by then the land for the town was donated by Don Andrés de Toro Hidalgo, observing the layout of its streets and the four gullies that surrounded all the provisions of the Laws of the Indies.
Later, in May of 1743, this foundation was approved by the Royal Cedulas and from that date until 1770, San Felipe remained simply a village of the Aconcagua corregimiento, but the population growth and the development of construction in the area caused the grouping of the inhabitants causing the creation of the First Cabildo or Municipality in 1771.
For the 1 of April of 1770, the king Carlos III of Spain granted the title of City and conferred a coat of arms, so that San Felipe enjoyed the preeminences, prerogatives, and immunities corresponding to the rank of the city that was granted to him. "Fuerte y Feliz" was and is his catchword.
On August 5, 1813, the Governing Board sent a note to the Governor and Cabildo of San Felipe which assured that San Felipe had deserved the recognition of all Chileans for having destroyed in a moment the realistic conspiracy of Eseiza, by what generals José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins gave the city the title of "Heroic City".
Later, in 1817 and 1818, when Chile's Independence was definitively consolidated, after the battles of Chacabuco and Maipú, the enthusiasm of its inhabitants was so great that the Patriotic Government Board ratified it, expanding it to "Always Heroic City of San Felipeof Aconcagua" 
San Felipe was characterized by its active participation in obtaining the independence of Chile, which kept the desire for freedom latent and for this purpose kept intact the enthusiasm for the patriot cause, helping with emissaries to prepare the continuation of the campaign interrupted in the disaster of Rancagua.
In 1851, San Felipe returns to appear as the main revolutionary center in opposition to the Government. In this civil war, the Sanfelipeños revolutionaries resisted until the end of the attacks of the government troops, entrenched in the four corners of the Plaza de Armas of the city.
At the end of the 19th century, San Felipe finally began to take shape as a quiet city, rich in natural beauty, maintaining a pronounced supremacy mainly at the time when it was the capital of the province of Aconcagua, including the departments of San Felipe, Los Andes, and Petorca.
"The economy of San Felipe is eminently tertiary, with goods and services prevailing in both the public and private sectors. The great boom of this sector is reflected in a considerable increase of schools and universities in addition to the established shops such as banks, supermarkets ". To this is added the contribution of the agricultural sector which stands out for its fruit products.
Some of the tourist sites that you can visit in the city of San Felipe are the Aconcagua Historical Museum, Mardone House, San Felipe Cathedral, Jahuel Hot Springs, Serranía El Ciprés Nature Sanctuary.
To get to San Felipe you can travel by land through bus lines from Santiago and Valparaíso.
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