Chillán is a city in the Central Valley of Chile, south of the River Ñuble. At its centre, the arched Chillán Cathedral is a modernist memorial to the thousands of victims of the 1939 earthquake. Nearby, the lively Chillán Market sells local produce, ceramics and wicker handicrafts. The San Francisco Church Museum displays religious and historical artifacts. Southeast of the city are the ski slopes of Nevados de Chillán.