A nicely situated, if unattractive city on the Chilean coast, Puerto Montt is home to 175,000 people and the heart of Chile’s salmon farming industry (the second largest in the world after Norway). It makes a good entry point to the Llanquihue Province with it’s many lakes, and the far more attractive Puerto Varas is only 20 minutes drive away. It is also rather close to the impressive (and active, last erupting spectacularly in 2015) Calbuco volcano.
The oldest building is the wooden Cathedral de Puerto Montt, though I think I preferred the neighbouring pink and green home of local government. Better than both though by some distance was this beautiful yellow church.
There were rather a lot of decrepit buildings around the place. A major earthquake in 1960 destroyed most of the Alpine architecture dated back to the 19th century German settlers, though much remains in Puerto Varas, 20 minutes north.