The National Holidays in Viña del Mar are a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Chilean culture, tradition, and celebration.

National Holidays are approaching, and Viña del Mar is gearing up to celebrate this significant national event with enthusiasm and joy. The Garden City has arranged a series of activities and events that promise to enrich the spirit of Chilean patriotism and tradition within the community, all against the backdrop of the natural, cultural, and tourist offerings that this splendid corner in the Valparaíso Region provides.

The curtains will rise on September 15th at Espacio Sporting, the epicenter of National Holidays in Viña del Mar, where we will witness the inauguration of the Official Ramada of the Criolla Party with the winners of the cueca contests scheduled for August in the city. Music, dance, and the country's tradition will blend in a unique celebration to commemorate Chile's independence.

From September 15th to 19th, Espacio Sporting in Viña del Mar will be illuminated with the festive essence of National Holidays. During this thrilling period, both locals and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse array of artists and performances that will capture the essence of Chilean tradition. The event's identity will be amplified with the participation of artists to be announced soon. Food stalls and entertainment zones will contribute to an all-encompassing and memorable experience.

Viña del Mar's "fondas" offer a wide range of activities for all ages, including cueca contests, live music, and typical Chilean games like "rayuela" and "trompo" (spinning top). Each "fonda" creates a festive and welcoming atmosphere, inviting residents and travelers to indulge in "empanadas," "anticuchos," the classic "terremoto" drink, and much more. A total of 33 "ramadas" (traditional festive structures), 45 entertainment stands, 15 diverse stands, and mechanical games will animate this unique spectacle, reinforcing the connection between history and fun during the 2023 National Holidays.

Things to See in Viña del Mar

In addition to partaking in the festivities, you can make the most of your trip to Viña del Mar by exploring its enchanting sites. The city is renowned for its beautiful beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, where you can bask in the sun and sea breeze while observing seagulls. After a leisurely stroll on the sandy shores, take a jaunt up Cerro Castillo, which offers a panoramic viewpoint perfect for capturing photographs.

They say that a trip to Viña isn't complete without a snapshot at the Flower Clock, an iconic landmark of the city situated in a spacious square. This floral timepiece, a gardening masterpiece, accurately displays the time using an array of flowers and plants. It's not only a timekeeping device but also a popular gathering spot for both locals and visitors.

Another must-see destination is Viña del Mar's National Botanical Garden, a natural gem nestled within the urban landscape. This verdant oasis boasts an impressive collection of native and exotic plants, tranquil pathways, and serene ponds. It's an ideal setting for relaxation, education about the region's flora, and immersion in the soothing embrace of nature.

Explore Valparaíso and Viña del Mar with this City Tour

For those eager to venture beyond the festivities, this City Tour of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offers an exceptional opportunity. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of these coastal cities as the tour guides you through the iconic hills of Valparaíso, unveiling its unique architecture. Additionally, you'll have the chance to wander through Viña del Mar and visit the Flower Clock. The itinerary includes free time for lunch and the chance to dip your toes into the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

This tour includes transfers to and from your accommodation in Santiago, a delightful boat cruise through the bay of Valparaíso, bilingual guides, and passenger transportation insurance. It's a captivating way to experience the cultural and scenic splendor of the Chilean coast during the National Holidays. Click this link to book your full-day adventure in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar or reach out to czuniga@gochile.cl for further details.

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