Be into Hacienda Los Lingues is travelling back in time. It is not only a typical big house of the Chilean countryside but as well it is a living testimony of the colonial times. Everything is kept as in those days buildings are made of mud and straw, walls are painted in colonial red and each remodeling is made in cooperation with historians to preserve the original architecture. Typical trees of the region decorate the courtyards and parks. Among boldos, quillayes, hawthorns, eucalyptus, lingues and holm oaks, animals ducks, quails, ringdoves, foxes and chillas (Chilean foxes) are growing up.
Los Lingues also has a breed stable of superior registered "Aculeo" horses, which are considered among the best of America. It was founded in 1760 and its origins date back to Berber and Numidian horses in the north of Africa, which were brought to Spain by the Moors and finally entered ÃÂ¯ÃÂ¿ÃÂ½the new worldÃÂ¯ÃÂ¿ÃÂ½ with the Spanish conquerors.
Aculeo horse -El Aculeguano- (which formed and credited the Spanish Riding School) is also the first cousin of the Lipizzaner horse Vienna, Austria since 1835.
Our floor of stables which reaches 3500 m2 is completely covered by handmade pink stones. Just around a few steps, in the traditional Medialuna (rodeo-ring) it is possible to attend a popular spectacle: the Chilean rodeo Huasos (Chilean cowboys) in traditional suites demonstrate the breaking in of young bulls and stallions, and difficult rein movements. This show can be enjoyed with Chilean background music accompanied by typical delicious dishes and drinks of the zone.
Besides it is not possible to speak about Los Lingues without mentioning its deeply rooted Spanish tradition among Chilean peasants. This you can not only notice in the housing architecture but also in the customs and habits of the Chilean way of life their traditional hospitality, religious faith, simplicity and kindness, all these permanent symbols of "Chileanness" are virtues inherited from Spain.
Hacienda"Los Lingues" in this way, is shaping up appealing education as an historic and cultural center that, in a tangible way, contributes to spread national values in generations of today and tomorrow.