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Palacio Baburizza

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Address: Paseo Yugoslavo 176 | Cº Alegre, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number:
+56 32 225 2332
10:30 - 18:00
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This turn-of-the-century palace pays homage to the city's 16th century...

This turn-of-the-century palace pays homage to the city's 16th century roots and currently houses the Fine Arts Museum.

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It's not just the art

The house is stunning as well. Palacio Baburizza is the former residence of Croatian businessman Pascual Baburizza. His art collection was left to the city. Tourist pay a... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Matthew B
Seattle, Washington
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Santiago, Chile
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most interesting architecture of any building in Valparaiso. It is an eclectic hodgepodge of Byzantine, Tudor, Bavarian, and who-knows-what-else influences and is worth slowly strolling around to take in the embellishments that characterize every side and angle. It doesn't hurt that the paseo on three sides affords beautiful views of Valparaiso and usually features local artists and... More 

1 Thank Ryan W
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The house is stunning as well. Palacio Baburizza is the former residence of Croatian businessman Pascual Baburizza. His art collection was left to the city. Tourist pay a different entrance then locals but it won’t break the bank it was around $4 USD. Take an hour and get lost in the beauty of this house and enjoy the art. Great... More 

Thank Matthew B
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

You would have to be a huge landscapes enthusiast to get a lot out of this collection. But the house is worth visiting in order to look at the many rooms (including an art deco bathroom) and get a sense of how the Valparaiso rich used to live. I'm glad we went.

Thank Keith769
Oregon USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you wander over to Paseo Yogoeslavo, take some time to tour this amazing home with an outstanding art collection. Yes, you can get ticked off that they charge foreigners 2x more than Chilean nationals. But we felt it was worth it. It will take you about an hour to walk through the various levels. The house itself is wonderfully... More 

Thank BenOregon
new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Stunning Art Nouveau mansion belonging once to a shipping magnate, set on a bluff overlooking the city and housing a lovely art museum. The collection, although not spectacular, is nevertheless quite good. It primarily consists of late 19th and early 20th century French, Spanish and Chilean paintings. One absolute standout is the work of Camilo Mori. There were many other... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The house and its position and its restoration are superb. The art was quite interesting although we would give it 5 stars if some explanations were in English

Thank WOJD64
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a peaceful haven on Cerro Alegre. There is a great array of art work from around Europe as well as Chile and it is fascinating to study the 19th century paintings of Valparaiso. I couldn't get the audio guide to work properly but it didn't matter. It was a thoroughly enjoyable visit and something to save for a... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous collection and an amazing position. Really enjoyed this but it would be so much better with information offered in other languages given Valparaiso is now such a tourist destination. Would still recommend it as an activity followed by lunch nearby

Thank Imelda D
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Do yourselves a favour, mates: drop by this magnificent house. There you'll learn a lot about its lonely and eccentric owner, and will relish the fine quality of the different works of art, furniture and facilities he had in his mansion. To enter this wealth of culture, you just have to pay CLP2,000 (US$3.4) if you're are a Chilean, or... More 

1 Thank Luchoruiz
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This palace was founded on the fortunes of "White Gold" aka the mineral Saltpetre during the 1800's. The architecture of the mansion and the collection of paintings within are well worth the visit. There is plenty to see inside and the coffee shop on the verandas will refresh you if you tire.

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