Guide of Viña del Mar, CHILE

Information about Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar is known as the "Garden City" as it is surrounded by large green areas, it is one of the favorite destinations, next to the Reñaca beach. Among its recreational activities highlights the "International Song Festival of Viña del Mar", which takes place every year in February.

Viña del Mar is a commune that belongs to the province and region of Valparaíso.

History of Viña del Mar

Valparaiso At first it was inhabited by Chandos, indigenous farmers and fishermen, used to their tasks rafts inflated leather wolf that linked in pairs with strong and sustained ties with wooden slats.

The first contact between Native and Spanish was in 1536 when Don Juan de Saavedra captain ahead of the troops of Diego de Almagro with a platoon of his men stood at the harbor to Santiaguillo (ship coming from Peru, bringing provisions and supplies)

Pedro de Valdivia in 1544 confirmed his name by defining it as a natural harbor of Santiago.

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