Palacio Carrasco

Palacio Carrasco, Vina del Mar: Address, Phone Number, Palacio Carrasco Reviews: 4/5

Palacio Carrasco
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,835 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Palacio Carrasco is a heritage building in the city of Viña del Mar. It was built to be the residence of the businessman Emilio Carrasco between 1912 and 1923. Together with it’s surrounding park and Auguste Rodin's work , La Defensa , located on its front, was declared a National Monument of Chile. Certainly worth visiting when in Viña Del Mar.
Written January 30, 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,217 contributions
Nov 2019
This was an interesting building in Vina Del Mar and one we were taken to on a very bad tour of Valparaiso. It is now a cultural center & library but started out as the private residence of the Carrasco family in 1924. It is now a historic building in a not too well maintained garden setting .It has an interesting statue called 'La Defense' by Rodin outside.
Written November 25, 2019
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Pomerols
Weston, FL4,481 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Who would have thought you could find a statue of Rodin in front of a Palaccio in Vina del Mar. Beautiful version of the statue. A huge one is at the Musee Rodin in Paris. I heard the story that it was presented by Rodin in a contest in 1879 when the city of Valparaiso was looking to erect a monument for the Heroes de Iquique. Well Rodin must have entered a lot of contests because in France, he entered the same statue in a contest for a monument at the Rond-point de Courbevoie. He lost in the first round for both contests... It was probably found too violent, too harsh and angry. The statue is fantastic to see, all these emotions clearly defined in the scream and form of the sculpture. Very powerful.
Written June 10, 2016
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martinpathan
Hertfordshire478 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
I didnt´t actually go inside, but the building looks wonderful, and the Rodin statue in front of it is an absolute gem. The fact that is is relatively unknown in Chile (and therefore by visitors too) is a real pity.The statue was commissioned by the Chilean government after the Pacific War (1879-1883) to commemorate fallen war heroes (especially Arturo Prat). Rodin, who was already one of the best -known sculptures of the time came up with the statue of a nude (hero) being taken away by a mythical winged figure, the Chilean authorities believed the statue was inappropriate and so it was never placed in any kind of high-profile location....Anyway... go and see it... it is a world class statue in a totally unexpected location.
Written July 11, 2015
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