Cerro Castillo

Viña Del Mar

A fantastic barrio for an afternoon stroll, with lovingly restored mansions, great city lookouts, a small 'castle' and the summer palace of the President of Chile. To reach the top of the hill, take the Bajada Britania (near Castillo Wulff) or Vista Hermosa (off Calle Valparaíso).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Viña Del Mar attractions

1. Castillo Wulff

0.16 MILES

Pretty Castillo Wulff, built by a prominent Valparaíso businessman in the early 20th century, hangs out over the sea: pass through the art exhibitions to…

2. Parque Quinta Vergara

0.72 MILES

Nowhere is Viña's nickname of the 'Garden City' better justified than at the magnificently landscaped Parque Quinta Vergara, which you enter from…

5. Artequin

0.97 MILES

This children's museum has plenty of play areas and a big workshop for art classes. There are a few reproductions of masterpieces from the 15th to 20th…

6. Mirador Diego Portales

2.71 MILES

You can see all of central Valpo's colorful hills from the Mirador Diego Portales in the east of town.

7. Congreso Nacional


One of Valpo's only modern landmarks is the controversial horseshoe-shaped Congreso Nacional, located in the eastern section of El Plan. Its roots lie in…

8. Mercado Cardonal

3.01 MILES

As colorful as Valparaíso's trademark houses – and built almost as high – are the fruit and vegetable displays in the Mercado Cardonal, bordered by Yungay…