What to do and see in Talca, Maule Region: The Best Places and Tips

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.

1. Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca

Avda. Lircay s/n, Talca, Chile Nature & Parks, Gardens
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Jardin botanico de la Universidad de Talca

Reviewed By Claudia M - Madrid, SpainMadrid, Spain

Disappointing

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. Plaza de Armas

Talca, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
32%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
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4 based on 198 reviews

Plaza de Armas

Reviewed By Marceboom - Nottingham, England, United KingdomNottingham, England, United Kingdom

If you have the chance, ask for the City Tour

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 o

3. Catedral de Talca

Talca, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
Excellent
26%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4 based on 83 reviews

Catedral de Talca

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, CanadaSt. John's, Canada

Simplicity in a Cathedral

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 w

4. La Ruta de Condorito

Talca, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
59%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

La Ruta de Condorito

Reviewed By Jaime_Castillo - Talca, ChileTalca, Chile

Si te gusta Condorito.. debes ir!

Se ubica en Cumpeo, comuna rio claro. A media hora de talca. Existen estatuas de condorito y varios locales con el mismo nombre de los principales personajes. Muy entretenido.

5. Mercado Central Municipal de Talca

| Region del Maule, Talca 3460000, Chile Shopping, Food & Drink, Flea & Street Markets, Farmers Markets More
Excellent
23%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
11%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 84 reviews

Mercado Central Municipal de Talca

Reviewed By Jnanayog - St. John's, CanadaSt. John's, Canada

Yet to Recover fully from the 2010 quake

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

6. Patio Rugendas

1 Oriente, entre 1 y 2 Norte, Talca 3460000, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
41%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 17 reviews

Patio Rugendas

Reviewed By Curtez151 - Santiago, ChileSantiago, Chile

Súper Fome

Súper fome. No hay nadie acá durante la tarde en un sábado. Los menus no tienen nada de interés incluyendo especiales de bebidas. No, no aconsejaría a visitar esta ubicada.

7. Mirador Cerro La Virgen

Talca, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts
Excellent
10%
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80%
Satisfactory
10%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Mirador Cerro La Virgen

Reviewed By osebra - Talca, ChileTalca, Chile

Hermoso mirador en cerro La virgen

Es un lugar muy popular en talca. Especialmente primavera y verano. Posee una pequeña capilla, estacionamientos y algunos locales que ofrecen comida. Se aprecia gran parte de la ciudad en un día despejado. No se paga entrada es de libre acceso. Falta un p

8. Pan-American Highway (Ruta 5)

Talca, Chile Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Scenic Drives More
Excellent
30%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 10 reviews

Pan-American Highway (Ruta 5)

Reviewed By DrKatieRN - NYCNYC

Historic Highway in Panama

Panama is known for the Canal. Connecting the Canal zone to the coastal areas is the historic Pan-American Highway. If you travel in Panama, you're likely to be on this highway.

9. Mall Portal Centro

Calle 1 Sur 1537, Talca 3460000, Chile Shopping, Shopping Malls, Department Stores
Excellent
27%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Mall Portal Centro

Mall Portal Centro, located in the midtown of Talca , in the LEVELS 7 and 3 sub levels , has stores both national and regional, offering a lot of discounts and promotions. : In addition , inside the mall every week perform different activities for Miles of people attending , which it turns it into an important place of entertainment.

Reviewed By Marceboom - Nottingham, England, United KingdomNottingham, England, United Kingdom

Dated all ready

Malls are a little bit dated concept even for a Latin American city. Not matter of thet, this mall is more popular for Chileans and Argentinians that love to expereicne shopping. For other porpouses rather pointless visit there.

10. Estadio Fiscal de Talca

Av. Libertador Bernardo O' Higgins, Talca, Chile Sights & Landmarks, Arenas & Stadiums
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
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4 based on 3 reviews

Estadio Fiscal de Talca

Reviewed By osebra - Talca, ChileTalca, Chile

Estadio en proceso de remodelacion

Se ubica en la ciudad de Talca, Región del Maule, Chile. Fue inaugurado en 1937 y en él se disputan los partidos de local del club Rangers de Talca. Tiene una capacidad de poco más de 8000 personas sentadas. Está en proceso de remodelación y ampliación, q

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