Museo Gabriela Mistral
Casa Solar de los Madariaga
Dating from 1875, and looking good for it, the adobe mansion with a few leafy patios contains furnishings and artifacts from an...
Museo Entomológico y de Historia Natural
Crawling with color and antennae, this museum specializes in insects and kaleidoscopic butterflies, but also has fossils, stuffed birds...
The German owner of this sun observatory claims he has two of the world's biggest solar telescopes. He keeps them in his lovely casona, ...
Yo y Soledad
Fight off those lonely bugs at the town's popular bar. The fireplace on chilly winter nights makes it a popular spot to hole up.
Club Social de Elqui
Enthusiastic waiters usher passing travelers into this upmarket courtyard restaurant, or into its posh side rooms that are laden with...
Lonely Planet review
The town's landmark Museo Gabriela Mistral, between Riquelme and Baquedano, is a tangible eulogy to one of Chile's most famous literary figures. Gabriela Mistral was born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga in 1889 in Vicuña. The museum charts her life (in Spanish only), from a replica of her adobe birthplace to her Nobel Prize, and has a clutch of busts making her seem a particularly strict schoolmarm. Her family tree indicates Spanish, indigenous and African ancestry.