Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Chile - Viña del Mar
Marina Avenue and Los Artistas Beach. Resting on the rocks is Wolf Castle/Wulff Castle and above to the left, the holiday retreat of Chile's presidents.
Sent by my best friend Hernán from Santiago in Chile.
This is from Wikipedia : Viña del Mar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiɲa ðel maɾ], "Vineyard of the Sea"), also known locally as La Ciudad Jardín (Spanish for: "The Garden City"), is a Chilean commune and coastal city in Valparaíso Province, Valparaíso Region. With a population of 286,931 (2002 census), it is Chile's fourth largest city. It is also part of the Greater Valparaíso area, the country's second largest conurbation (pop. 803,683, 2002 census), which includes nearby Valparaíso and other cities.
Viña del Mar is best known as a tourist and beach destination (with multiple beaches including Reñaca, Las Salinas, Miramar, Casino, and others). One of its key attractions are a gambling casino and a yearly music festival, Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (Spanish: "Viña del Mar International Song Festival") that is hosted in the Quinta Vergara Amphitheater.