Museum in Santa Cruz

Museo de Colchagua

Exhibiting the impressive private collection of controversial entrepreneur and alleged arms dealer Carlos Cardoen, this is the largest private museum in Chile. The collection includes pre-Columbian...

Italian in Santa Cruz

Vino Bello

It's just 1km out of town, but this warm Italian restaurant really makes you feel like you're in the heart of wine country – especially when you're sipping a glass of Carmenere on the gorgeous patio at sunset or...

International in Santa Cruz

Viña La Posada

About 10 blocks west of the Plaza de Armas, this colonial-style winery has an excellent grouping of international restaurants. La Casita de Barreales features traditional Peruvian fare, while Tatos gives Peruvian...

Wine in Santa Cruz


This intimate shop sells hard-to-find garage wines and top-quality bottles from small Chilean producers. The English-speaking owner can organize thematic tastings by reservation, but there's always a bottle open...

Italian in Santa Cruz

179 Pizzeria Bar

Excellent pizzas and pastas, plus wines by the glass, bring in a small lunch crowd to this stylish space near Plaza de Armas. At night, the bar comes alive with glowing blue lights, DJ lineups and creative,...

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Museo Artesanía Chilena

This smart folk-art museum shows thousands of pieces of Chilean rural artwork, from ceramics to textiles to cowboy spurs; many were collecting dust in the Universidad Católica de Chile's storage for decades.

Wine in Santa Cruz

Fiesta de la Vendimia de Colchagua

Santa Cruz celebrates the grape harvest each March with this lively festival. Local wineries set up stands in the Plaza de Armas, a harvest queen is crowned, and there is singing and folk dancing all round.

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Museo del Automóvil

At the entrance to Viña Santa Cruz, this car museum showcases older models from the 1890s through to the 1980s in a big showroom.

Arts & Crafts in Santa Cruz

Eco Bazar

Quality ceramics, jewelry, textiles, children's toys and home goods from local designers at affordable prices.