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Address: Callao 398, Vina del Mar, Chile
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Turn of the century castle used as a summer home for the president.

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I heard it is open 1 day a year for residents to visit. We just looked at the outside. It looked very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
MarkEurope1
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard it is open 1 day a year for residents to visit. We just looked at the outside. It looked very nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Very nice Palace, but is accessible only on the last sunday of may. The rest of the year it's closed for the public.

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Take a picture of the palace from the castle across the street. Or perhaps hike up the road adjacent to the palace for a photo shot. The palace is a big house on a hill, but nothing to go far out of your way to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

a must view, beautiful, history, nice view, great place for pictures. need to stop by. really enjoy the place.

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Thank LITOTRAVEL
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A great walk from our hotel below! What a beautiful location! Pretty strenuous going uphill, so be prepared.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It is not always possible to actually visit the palace directly but it is an impressive sight from in front of the palace at its front entrance. It is used by the President of Chile when the president is in the Valparaiso area.

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Lucknow, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Hidden behind the trees and the high-rising flats is an European castle like structure with a Chilian flag fluttering over it. This is what I saw from the Peru Avenue and this I was told was the Palacio Presidencial or the President's summer home. The tour guide has only this much to offer and we go nowhere near the mansion.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

They are just a block away, anyway. It's just a modern structure that was meant to look like a castle, but it's dissproporcionated, ugly, and there's nothing to show.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The band was worth the stop. Entertaining music and it was a different changing of the guard to what we have seen in other cities. Well worth the visit.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

perched on top of the hills in front of the sheraton more or less. beautiful mansion. fit for a queen ...or a president.no to be missed. climb up or take a cab

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