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Address: Pasaje Norte 3, Vina del Mar 2570812, Chile
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A Chilean mansion restored as a museum and movie theater.

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Free palace museum

There are about six rooms open in this palace. Very beautifully restored. And, it is free! Take 30 minutes or so to see this. Also, the grounds are nice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 1, 2016
AliceandRandy
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Auburn, Alabama

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palacio Rioja is a worthy of a short visit. It was recently renovated and it looks spectacular. You can take a tour inside and walk around the grounds. There is a nice park just outside the palacio. "City Tour", the Chilean TV program on Canal 13, devoted an episode to the Palacio Rioja.

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Auburn, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

There are about six rooms open in this palace. Very beautifully restored. And, it is free! Take 30 minutes or so to see this. Also, the grounds are nice.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Palacio Rioja is still making repairs from the 2010 earthquake damage. The staff were very gracious and even though we did not speak the same language, my guide was helpful pointing out items of interest.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

It just reopened the week we were in Vino del Mar. While there are only a few rooms opened, they are well worth a visit. The building itself is terrific. The inside of the palace is stunning with high ceiling, extravagant decor, furniture, clothing and a few artifacts. It is historically significant as it is the embodiment of the riches... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

beautiful area, nice gardens and lot of history about the city. Nice picture place history and modern

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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