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Santa Cruz

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Tradition, Wine and Culture in Santa Cruz

Tradition, wine and culture define this city in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, 191 km from Santiago. Santa Cruz was founded on December 22, 1891, and its history is closely tied to that of the valley in which it is situated. The land here is irrigated by the waters of the Tinguiririca River, which runs north of the city on its way to Lake Rapel. Thanks to these waters, Santa Cruz is a thriving agricultural community that produces fruit, wheat and corn. It is also the place to taste one of Chile's most renowned products—wine—which has put this small rural city on the map.

Today, Santa Cruz is a top destination for wine lovers who want to experience the bounty of this winegrowing and winemaking region, whose vineyards will please your palate. Santa Cruz is also the home of the renowned Fiesta de la Vendimia (Harvest Festival), an event held each year in early March in downtown Santa Cruz that attracts close to one hundred thousand visitors.

Special mention should be made of the city's comprehensive tourist infrastructure, which includes top-rate hotels, a casino and the Colchagua Museum. The museum's impressive archeological collection and pavilions on Chilean history, which including carriages, jewelry and train cars, will take you on an interesting historical journey without leaving central Chile.

 

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Getting There

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By Bus
Buses depart Santiago daily.
Terminals:
• Terminal Alameda: Av. Bernardo O'Higgins 3570, Universidad de Santiago Metro Station. Phone: (56-2) 7762424
• Terminal Santiago (formerly Terminal Sur): Alameda & Nicasio Retamales, 150 meters west of Terminal Alameda. Phone: (56-2) 3761750
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By Car
From Santiago, take Route 5 south to San Fernando. As you enter the town from the north, cross Avenida O'Higgins and take Route I-50 (Carretera del Vino) to Santa Cruz (191 km).

 

 

 

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Metrotren
The Metrotren runs from Estación Central in Santiago. Consult Metrotren for departure times.    

 

 

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