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Museo Palacio Rioja - Historical Building Viña del Mar - Chile

Museo Palacio Rioja is a French neoclassical mansion that was once home to rich Spanish banker Fernando Rioja. The ornate house was built between 1906 and 1910. It features Corinthian style columns, a grand double staircase and stone carvings. The original gardens spread over four blocks.

The building was declared a national monument in 1985. Today, Museo Palacio Rioja houses an environmental museum, meeting rooms and a cinema. Most people come here to get a glimpse into the grandeur of the original house and how the rich residents of Viña del Mar lived in the early 1900s. According to local hearsay, there is even a resident ghost wandering about the place.



Tues-Sun and holidays 10am-1:30pm and 3-5:30pm


Calle Quillota 214 (between 3 and 4 Norte)

Neighborhood: Vergara Quarter

Viña del Mar, Chile

Historical Building

Price Description: USD$1

Relative price: Very cheap

Days Closed:Mondays and holidays

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: +56 32 883322

By Noleen Turner
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and...
10 Jul 2008

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