Wulff Castle, Vina del Mar

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A stone, medieval-style castle built right on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Wulff Castle pairs striking architecture with scenic surroundings. The castle was built in 1906 as a private project for German businessman and philanthropist, Gustavo Adolfo Wulff Mowte. In the years following Wulff’s death, the castle has hosted many institutions, such as a maritime museum, a library museum, a sea culture museum, and municipal offices; today it is a national historical monument. Many visitors are drawn to the site for the backdrop it provides for coastal photos. You’ll get the best views from the lookout point next to the castle. Plan my Vina del Mar trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • It is currently closed. You can walk onto the terrace to see the sea view. Good for bird watchers, as there are pelicans and egrets on the rocks. There are birds of prey across the road. 
    It is currently closed. You can walk onto the terrace to see the sea view. Good for bird watchers, as there are pelicans and egrets on the rocks. There are birds of prey across the road.  more »
  • There were quite a few wealthy people living in Vina del Mar at the beginning of the 20th century. Gustavo Wulff was a very successful trador both in saltpeter and coal. He migrated to Chile in 1881.....  more
    There were quite a few wealthy people living in Vina del Mar at the beginning of the 20th century. Gustavo Wulff was a very successful trador both in saltpeter and coal. He migrated to Chile in 1881.....  more »
  • If this is on your walk, and it happens to be open (random times?) it’s worth stopping in. It’s free to enter, and photos were ok at the time of my visit. The areas within the castle that one can... 
    If this is on your walk, and it happens to be open (random times?) it’s worth stopping in. It’s free to enter, and photos were ok at the time of my visit. The areas within the castle that one can...  more »
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  • Only available in holidays
  • Petacular!!!!
  • Pretty vista but the castle is closed due to COVID. This was not updated on the internet.
  • It was closed due to COVID
  • I highly suggest you charge a small entrance fee so you can hire security for Wulff Castle. There’s women and their children that make a job out of taking money from the tourists in front of Wulff Castle...that ruined our experience.

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