Palacio Rioja

Palacio Rioja, Vina del Mar: Hours, Address, Palacio Rioja Reviews: 4.5/5

Palacio Rioja
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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A Chilean mansion restored as a museum and movie theater.
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C-B
6 contributions
Restoration
Jan 2021
The restoration of this century old building is commendable. We did not get to see much. What we saw, nice.
Written February 18, 2021
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
Not always open for tours - still worth a photo
Mar 2019
This was very close to the Fonck Museum which is definitely worth your time. When we visited, the Palacio Rioja was closed for reconstruction which, according to our guide, happens quite a lot.
The building was constructed for Fernando Rioja who acquired the property in 1906 after the initial home was destroyed by the destructive earthquake of 1906. The building started in 1909. It was later acquired by the city of Vina del Mar in 1956 and was turned into government offices and now a museum - primarily of French furniture which was inside the home.
We were not allowed to go inside but we would like to come back since we researched the place. At least we got some great photographs of a French palace in the middle of Vina del Mar.
Written February 19, 2020
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rarum
Phoenix, Arizona6 contributions
Beautifully restored
Jan 2020
Took a short tour of the restored palace conducted by a few students. Nice to see investment in the history of Chile.
Written January 25, 2020
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iljumittajjeb
Lanark, UK406 contributions
Palacio Rioja
Jul 2018 • Solo
The palace was a few blocks from the place I was staying so this was the first place I visited in Viña. It's small but completely free, with a small café on the ground floor. Very interesting building and history.
Written April 15, 2019
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Jane H
West Chester, PA7 contributions
Disappointing
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our visit was brief. In spite of the sign in the foyer saying tours are available in English, there wasn’t one.
When we asked we were directed to the second floor where a tour was in progress, in Spanish.
We walked around by ourselves and looked at the mansion, quite interesting but there was no information. A self-guiding brochure would have helped and we’d be willing to pay.
Written March 8, 2019
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Connector773840
23 contributions
Beautiful
Jan 2019 • Solo
I would recommend to visit this place.. The palace itself is nice to see and you get to learn the history about it.
Written January 28, 2019
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santiageo
Santiago38 contributions
Well Maintained Guided Tour
Jan 2019 • Family
The place is very well maintained with a mix of historical preservation, gardens and modern art and a nice little cafe on the grounds. There is a playground for kid in front of the property. Parking can be difficult.
Written January 15, 2019
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Enrique N
Vina del Mar, Chile6 contributions
A place to travel back one century and enjoy cultural activities
Jul 2018 • Couples
You will be able to learn the history of Mr. Rioja, a succesful entrepreneur, the way he builted his palace according to european standards for his family housing and also have the opportunity to attend cultural activities like cine, concerts and book presentations.
The palace has been refurbished and is very well kept.
Thery is a nice coffe shop open to visitors.
Written August 6, 2018
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Elaine S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ129 contributions
A little piece of Viña Del Mar history
Jul 2017 • Family
I would recommend these visit for all who wants to know a piece of Viña Del Mar History! How one man can write his name in history just opening his house and family stuff.
The Palacio Rioja's guide is very gentle and can tell you everything about the family, The Palacio and Viña. Ask for a guided visit.
Written August 14, 2017
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Gami81
Vina del Mar, Chile71 contributions
A magical place
Jun 2017 • Couples
We wanted to visit this museum since february, and finally we did it this saturday. The place is magical, the furniture, the walls, the details in every corner... it's so well conserved that you will forget how old the collection is. The guide David was really friendly and explained to us every detail of each room in the patrimonial house. This should be a must visit in Viña del Mar.
Written June 12, 2017
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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