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This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride the lift today and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown and the ocean.
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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

It only costs 300 clp (40 cents) and the view from the top is worth the rise. Very nice restaurant up there called Casa Cuatro Vientos, it is a blue building just down the hill.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank davidajones111
Reviewed 10 May 2019

Great to use to get a natural high!!! and look down on the sea and port. Go up for the Graffiti tour....enjoy the view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tom c
Reviewed 25 March 2019

I would enjoy the classic and unrenovated funicular while you can. It's only 300 pesos for the ride up or down and gives you a couple signature shots of Valparaiso. It's a little warn but gives you a very authentic experience. The renovated funiculars are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 March 2019 via mobile

This ascensor is over 100 years old and while rather rickety it was a fun Experience. And an easy way to get Down the hill.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dickson0202
Reviewed 10 March 2019

Artilleria appears to be the Valparaiso ascensor with the most reviews. It also probably has the best views from the top and the stroll back down is very nice too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rhammeror
Reviewed 8 March 2019

The area around the bottom is pretty dirty and scruffy, then again it is a container port area. The entrance at the bottom could also do with a good clean. Once in side the car you can see it is old and although varnished in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Herlaping
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Fun and practical worth the ride up the hill anyway. old and rickety full of charm with good views of harbor

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 44BRADN
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

This ascensor it’s a bit slower than some of the others so it will take longer until you get in. From the Cerro you will see the harbour and part of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Themindofatraveler
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

The ascensor itself is a non-event if you have taken others in town. The point is to get to the top of the hill, which has great views over the harbor. I took it both directions so not sure how long the walk is up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 964philipm
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We visited Valparaíso on NYE and NYD so the elevators were all closed. We only had time to do this one when they reopened on 2 January. Just missed one going up but only had to wait 5 mins for the next one at about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Owen B
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RitaGreenApple
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum. Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places. so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently. 2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.
27 January 2015|
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Response from Pit L | Reviewed this property |
Que terrible! Lo siento. Si, hay ladrones en el puerto, y en enero y febrero hay muchos profesionales. ¿La ciudad más peligrosa en el país? No, pero, una con un flujo de turistas.
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NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum. Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places. so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently. 2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.
27 January 2015|
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Response from RitaGreenApple | Reviewed this property |
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas... More
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