Wulff Castle, Vina del Mar

3.9
#3 of 23 in Historic Sites in Valparaiso Region
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Vina del Mar holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Wulff Castle and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 9, 2017
    It is worth the visit. In your yard is a vantage point, and Castle is now going through remodeling of one of its dependencies (affected by the tidal waves), but still it is a beautiful building of Viña del Mar.
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  • August 6, 2017
    The castle is next to the shore, is very small and has a small gazebo too, don't pay to enter, so it's worth the ride.
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  • August 4, 2017
    As I was strolling through the pedestrian mall, the castle was in the way. Not much to do, the attendant told what you can do is take a picture of the old city. But it was worth the stop.
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  • June 18, 2017
    The castle art museum was closed but the day was simply beautiful so being outside enjoying the views was just as relaxing.
  • March 5, 2017
    Nice architecture, historic place and good photos but very quick tour inside the castle
  • February 19, 2017
    Wulff castle very historic educational and a beautiful touristic site
  • February 16, 2017
    Beautiful castle and a historical place
  • November 24, 2015
    À very nice place with a great view. There is a small museum as well

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Vina del Mar offers a range of youth hostels, which complement the luxury hotels and resorts that line its seafront. You can choose to stay in the city center, or look a few minutes south of the marina, around Miramar metro station. Reserve your accommodations in advance if visiting during summer, when prices can inflate rapidly.
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