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Address: 3 Norte, Vina del Mar, Chile
Description: A Chilean mansion restored as a museum and movie theater.

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Everything beautiful

A Belle Epoque gem in a lush garden with palm trees. We were very lucky when entering the grounds of the Rioja Palace to meet Marta, one of the docents. She informed us that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2009
kerryblue57
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santiago, Chile
Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
151 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nice stroll around for photos if you're passing by the area, but not much else as the grounds are quite small. Building itself was closed.

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Rockville, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Went to see the Palicio Rioja, but the building itself is closed. Walked around the grounds (not huge, but nice) and got some good pictures. The building appears to be falling apart and might be closed in preparation for renovations.

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Rio De Janeiro
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419 reviews 419 reviews
329 attraction reviews
3,036 helpful votes 3,036 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The Palacio Rioja is an elegant century-old french-style palace with lovely gardens. Built by Alfredo Azancot for banker Fernando Rioja in 1906. It has belonged to the local municipal authorities since 1956, and now houses an environmental museum and a cinema.

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

It was the house of a spaniard family, it's nice to see how rich peaple use to live.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

A Belle Epoque gem in a lush garden with palm trees. We were very lucky when entering the grounds of the Rioja Palace to meet Marta, one of the docents. She informed us that the Palace would re-open after lunch and she promised us a tour in English. We returned after lunch and Marta did indeed provide a thorough tour... More 

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