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Palacio Presidencial

La Marina 44 | Gps -33. 020090, -71. 564427, Vina del Mar, Chile
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Ranked #11 of 21 Attractions in Vina del Mar
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Turn of the century castle used as a summer home for the president.
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Denver, Colorado
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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Valparaiso, Chile
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

First, people often think the Presidential Palace is the castle-like grey palace on top of a hillis. Wrong, this one belongs to the police. The Presidential Palace looks like a big mansion from the south of France. Second, it is hidden behind the trees and can only be seen from one spot. Third, you cannot et close from it. But... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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318 reviews 318 reviews
124 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
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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Santiago, Chile
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27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

This is the president's "summer house", you can appreciate it while walking in the "avenida peru". it's a nice place, but i'm not sure if you can visit. It's up the castillo hill. "cerro Castillo"

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