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Palacio Presidencial

Address: Callao 398, Vina del Mar, Chile
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Vina del Mar
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Turn of the century castle used as a summer home for the president.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Turn of the century castle used as a summer home for the president.

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Denver, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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76 helpful votes 76 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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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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Santiago, Chile
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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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