Top 7 Things to do in Ovalle, Chile

February 25, 2018 Ying Subia

Ovalle is a city in the Coquimbo Region of Chile, founded in 1831 as a settlement. It has a population of more than 113,000 people. The name Ovalle was chosen to honor to Chile's vice-president, José Tomás Ovalle. Ovalle is the capital of the Limarí Province.
Restaurants in Ovalle

1. Feria Modelo de Ovalle

Av la Feria, Ovalle, Chile
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Feria Modelo de Ovalle

Reviewed By jump78 - Santiago, Chile

I visited this relatively large farmers market on a Friday afternoon and it wasn't crowded. This place has numerous stands with vegetable, fruit and cheese vendors and I even saw one stall with live chicks. Very similar to La Vega in Santiago. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.

2. Plaza de armas de Ovalle

Ovalle 1840000, Chile
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Plaza de armas de Ovalle

Reviewed By HotelierJohn - Ontario, Canada

There's not much to do while stopping over in Ovalle, so a visit to the main square is certainly warranted!

3. Pichasca Monumento National Ovalle IV Reg. Chile

Ca 48 Km Nordwestlich, Ovalle, Chile +56 9 8923 0010
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4 based on 26 reviews

Pichasca Monumento National Ovalle IV Reg. Chile

Reviewed By colincclark - London, United Kingdom

The San Pedro valley where the Pichasca National Monument is, is where they found trees of 70 million years old, dinosaur and megafauna fossils, and an ancient cave where people lived up to 10000 years ago. Unfortunately, all the good bits are gone - you can find a lot of the items they found here in La Serena's excellent but small Archaeology Museum. There are a few chunks of petrified trees left, including a broken trunk about 2 or 3 meters long of a very old Monkey Puzzle tree, but not much else to fire the imagination. Information boards are all in Spanish, and there are no guides here to help tell the story. In fact, we arrived at 8.30 am when the attraction was supposed to open, and the guard did not bother to turn up until we called him on the cell number he had left on the door - we had to wait an hour! Although this is typical behavior in South America, and particularly in Chile, it detracted from our visit somewhat. However, seeing the cave was interesting, but it is now roped off due to rockfalls. Do not expect to get much out of this visit - unless you are a geologist or a Spanish speaker. It is far to drive, and public buses are irregular with a 5 km walk from the bus stop. Walking around the whole thing should take the able-bodied between 1 and 2 hours. Maybe the new visitor center they seem to be building will make this a better attraction, but with all that money they are spending on it, maybe they should hire a guard who is more reliable, and provide some better information...a missed opportunity.

4. Open Plaza Ovalle

Av. Prolongacion Benavente 1075 | Av.David Perry, Ovalle 1849401, Chile 053 638335
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

Open Plaza Ovalle

Reviewed By Katherine C - Iquique, Chile

Es pequeño pero tiene todo lo que se necesita. Buen abanico de opciones para comer, patio de comidas, Cinemark. Súper mercado. Grandes tiendas y muchas opciones de mercadillo que valen la pena visitar.
Buen ambiente. Súper limpio y la gente muy agradable

5. Museo del Limari

Covarrubias Esquina Antofagasta | Ex Estacion de Ferrocarriles Ovalle, Ovalle 1840000, Chile +56 53 243 3680
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5 based on 6 reviews

Museo del Limari

Reviewed By BENJAMINROJO - Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

si anda por limari vaya, pero si esta muy lejos, no gaste su tiempo, si bien es bonito, pero no iria de nuevo

6. Ruta Antakari

Ovalle La Serena, Ovalle, Chile
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Ruta Antakari

Reviewed By javier b

It has a great importance because I was baptized there, it is a small church located in the commune of Socos, surrounded by old houses, it is a church that despite being small has a great cultural importance for the community.

7. Vina Tabali

Hacienda Santa Rosa de Tabali s/n, Ovalle, Chile +56 2 2477 5535
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3 based on 2 reviews

Vina Tabali

Reviewed By Isalamo - Santiago, Chile

He tratado en más de dos ocasiones visitar el lugar, sin embargo ha sido imposible, ya que - a diferencia de cualquier otra Viña en el país- no se puede efectuar visitas en fines de semana.
Siempre exigen reserva previa, pero no señalan con cuánta anticipación y es muy difícil comunicarse a los teléfonos indicados en la página web, ya que, no los responden casi nunca.
Se trata de una viña pequeña, que no tiene ni el porte ni infraestructura de aquellas que se encuentran en Casablanca, en Santa Cruz, o en el Valle del Maipo, sin embargo, en materia de dificultades, sobrepasan a cualquier otra del país y, a muchas del extranjero. (he visitado viñas en La Toscana sin ninguna de las restricciones señaladas).
Sin duda no haré un intento de visitarla por cuarta vez y dejaré a esta viña con su "exclusividad".

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