The 10 Best Things to Do in Talca, Chile

August 7, 2017 Alida England

Talca (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtalka]) is a city and commune in Chile located about 255 km (158 mi) south of Santiago, and is the capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region (7th Region of Chile). As of the 2012 census, the city had a population of 201,142.
Restaurants in Talca

1. Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca

Avda. Lircay s/n, Talca, Chile 5671200200
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca

Reviewed By Claudia M - Sydney, Australia

This is a disappointing botanic garden, it is a random collection of scrubs, hardly any explanation or structure whatsoever, not even pretty to look at. May be OK for the uni students but nothing special for visitors.

2. Lago Colbun

48 km southeast of the city of Talca, Colbun 3610000, Chile
Excellent
42%
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37%
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4%
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4 based on 115 reviews

Lago Colbun

Reviewed By ANVISAN - Talca, Chile

Lake Colbun is one hour drive from Talca, the regional capital of Maule. If you there in the region, this is one place that you would want to visit and make a picnic. A place to go with family and spent some few hours relaxing peacefully. The water level has gone down very badly stripping out a bit of nature's vestment. Still worth visiting.

3. Plaza de Armas

Talca, Chile
Excellent
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4 based on 174 reviews

Plaza de Armas

Reviewed By Marceboom - Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Talca is a very interesting Chilean medium size city, very important for the independence of Chile from the Spanish crown. Settled in 1742 as Villa San Agustín de Talca, it grew organically from its main square. The Plaza de Armas is actually the hearth of the city. Very interesting to contact a local tour guide that provides a very interesting city tour of Talca, starting in Plaza de Armas. Telling about the history and evolution of the city, visiting Club Talca, one of the oldest men´s club in Chile and some other special stories of the origin and development of Talca.

4. Catedral de Talca

Talca, Chile
Excellent
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4 based on 73 reviews

Catedral de Talca

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, Canada

The St Augustine Cathedral was a replacement for the Church destroyed in the Earthquake of 1928. The 2010 Earthquake resulted in considerable structural damage, as it did to many buildings in Talca. That restoration took several years to complete and is what we see today. There is nothing particularly outstanding about the Cathedral and perhaps that is best as they are more for what happens inside rather than the structure itself. A dominant figure on the west side of the Plaza de Armas.

5. Patio Rugendas

1 Oriente, entre 1 y 2 Norte, Talca 3460000, Chile +56 9 9465 2023
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Patio Rugendas

Reviewed By gustavoconstenla

Si se encuentra en el centro de Talca, cercano a la Plaza de armas, y desea tomarse una pausa para tomar un café o almorzar esta es una buena opción, buena ambientación y distintos locales comerciales para su elección.

6. Mercado Central Municipal de Talca

Region del Maule, Talca 3460000, Chile
Excellent
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3.5 based on 76 reviews

Mercado Central Municipal de Talca

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, Canada

We passed it several times and only when I caught sight of the Mercado Central Sign on the side street did we finally locate the Market. Even the main street signs are folded over. Inside the Market has small foodies / eateries on one side the remaining 3 sides consists of vegetables and crafts with 1 or 2 herbal shops. As Central Markets go in SA this one was a disappointment.

7. Maule Wine Route

Camino San Clemente, km 7 | Corral Victoria, Talca, Chile 56-71-246-460
Excellent
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4 based on 32 reviews

Maule Wine Route

Reviewed By annebliss - Talca, Chile

Don't miss the wineries on this excellent tour, either by driving yourself or arranging a half or full day tour. These are some of the most productive wineries in Chile, and their wine is fabulous--probably because the grapes are grown in the RIGHT terroir for their types. This area is northern Italy or Napa Valley, but in the southern hemisphere. Be sure to stop...and to spend a day on the old "ramal" narrow gauge train from Talca to Constitucion...built in 1961, it still runs the same route through the hacienda/vineyard country between the regional capitol and the coast, passing through the coastal foothills and amazing country alongside the Maule River, where the train is the main transportation access for the area residents. Enjoy the wine and the place...and above all, the people!

8. Plaza Maule

Avenida Circunvalacion Oriente 1055, Talca 3466730, Chile +56 71 224 6060
Excellent
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4 based on 12 reviews

Plaza Maule

Reviewed By SantiagoTroncoso - Puerto Montt, Chile

Es el centro comercial mas importante del Maule, esta alejado del centro de la ciudad en el sector oriente de esta, tiene diversas tiendas y lugares de comidas cines, etc, contiguo a este esta el casino de la ciudad

9. La Ruta de Condorito

Talca, Chile
Excellent
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4 based on 7 reviews

La Ruta de Condorito

Reviewed By gustavoconstenla

En la Comuna de Río Claro, en Cumpeo, única ciudad real mencionada en las caricaturas de ésta tan conocida y representativa revista, varios locales comerciales cambiaron sus nombres y decoración haciendo homenaje a losm personmajes y frases comunes e la referida caricatura, con monumento en plaza de Armas incluido.
Falta mayor difusión y mayor participación de otros negocios.
Sería fantástico crear con fondos mixtos un parque Temático en dicha localidad.

10. Casa Donoso Winery

Maule Valley, Talca, Chile
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4 based on 1 reviews

Casa Donoso Winery

Reviewed By norbafreund - Sao Paulo, SP

A good representation of the region , the explanation of the guide made all the difference. Rich history. The best wines are very accessible .Good PQR . When drinking the icon wine back at home, the house details, the local vineyard with its little tower, will all comeback

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