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Top Choice Song in Viña Del Mar

Festival Internacional de la Canción

At South America's biggest music festival, held the third weekend in February, Latin American pop, rock and folk stars join top-tier global musicians to entertain crowds of up to 15,000 at Anfiteatro Quinta Vergara …
Top Choice Chilean in Viña Del Mar

Sativo

Don't let the simple storefront fool you: the plates here are works of art, the ingredients are fresh, the wine list is intriguing and the service is sublime. From the herb-filled butters and breads you get when you…
Top Choice Park in Viña Del Mar

Jardín Botánico Nacional

There are over 3000 plant species in the nearly 400 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 Alva…
Top Choice Club in Viña Del Mar

Café Journal

Electronic music is the order of the evening at this boomingly popular club, which has two heaving dance floors, a lively terrace and an attached concert hall where emerging bands play on Friday and Saturday nights.
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 (here called Eduardo Grove). I…
Museum in Viña Del Mar

Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck

The original moai (an Easter Island statue) standing guard outside the Museo de Arqueología e Historia Francisco Fonck is just a teaser of the beautifully displayed archaeological finds from Easter Island within, al…
Bar in Viña Del Mar

Barbones

Gourmet Chilean sandwiches and chorrillanas (fries slathered in meat, eggs and onions), well-priced cocktails you can order by the pitcher and an extensive list of craft beers served on tap make this open-air restob…
Area in Viña Del Mar

Cerro Castillo

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 Britan…
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…
Museum in Viña Del Mar

Artequin

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 centuries, including paintings and sculptures by both Chilean a…