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Living & Studying Abroad in Valparaíso & Viña del Mar, Chile

About Valparaíso & Viña del Mar

Population: Location:
600,000 (300,000 per city)
Central Chile
Valparaíso features
• Chile’s second-largest city located between mountains and the sea
• Known for its romantic, time-worn elegance of cobbled streets and Victorian houses
• Museums, cinemas, galleries and performance venues are all abundant and easy on the student budget
• Home of the Chilean Congress
• Local restaurants are known for their fabulous seafood
• Home to great entertainment and nightlife

Viña del Mar features
• Chile’s premier coastal resort with beautiful beaches and stunning coastline
• Known as the ciudad jardín (garden city) in part for its lavish gardens and subtropical atmosphere
• A great place for cinemas and dance clubs

Do more!
• Enjoy a weekend at Reserva Nacional Lago Peñuelas, just outside of Valparaíso
• Experience the natural beauty of nearby Parque Nacional la Campana
• Take advantage of the stunning beaches near both cities
• Visit exciting and sophisticated Santiago, just two hours away

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Area Guide to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Area photos


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