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Club in Viña Del Mar

Café Journal

Electronic music is the order of the evening at this boomingly popular club, which has three heaving dance floors
Park in Viña Del Mar

Jardín Botánico Nacional

There are over 3000 plant species in the 61 hectares of parkland that comprise Chile's Jardín Botánico Nacional. It's 8km southeast of the city center; take a taxi or catch bus 203 from Viña along Calle Alvarez to P…
Museum in Viña Del Mar

Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck

The original moai (Easter Island statues) standing guard outside the Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck are just a teaser of the beautifully displayed archaeological finds from Easter Island within, alo…
Museum in Viña Del Mar

Museo Palacio Rioja

The Museo Palacio Rioja is an elegant century-old mansion with lovely gardens, now a municipal museum. It also hosts movies and musical performances.
Historic Building in Viña Del Mar

Castillo Wulff

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 the tower at the back, where you can peer through the thick g…
in Viña Del Mar


Everything comes on flimsy plastic plates and there’s not so much as a straw between you and your drink bottle. Who cares? The shawarma here’s so damn tasty we’d eat it off the floor if we had to.
in Viña Del Mar


Hipster headquarters in Viña is this industrial-looking concrete-and-steel bar, which has a reputation for spot-on cocktails.
Park in Viña Del Mar

Parque Quinta Vergara

Nowhere is Viña's nickname of the Garden City better justified than at the magnificently landscaped Parque Quinta Vergara, which you enter from Errázuriz at the south end of Libertad. It once belonged to one of the …
Museum in Viña Del Mar

Museo de Bellas Artes

This museum once belonged to one of the city's most illustrious families, the Alvares-Vergaras. Their residence was the Venetian neo-Gothic-style Palacio Vergara, which later housed an interesting collection of 17th…
Museum in Viña Del Mar


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