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Valparaiso's Gate (La Puerta de Valparaiso)

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Address: Huito 365, Valparaiso, Chile, Valparaiso, Chile
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+56 9 9880 9551

These historic twin towers in Chile's maini port represent a "Welcome...

These historic twin towers in Chile's maini port represent a "Welcome Gate" to all visitors.

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An area worth having a look at...the port

This is an area worth looking at by walking nearby as well as viewing from the upper levels of Valpariso To look at this area tells about why it was originally planned as a... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Maleny, Australia
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This area would've been more of a highlight of our trip if the city decided to manicure the area a little bit more. There's a few cool things to see but really nothing spectacular.

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Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is an area worth looking at by walking nearby as well as viewing from the upper levels of Valpariso To look at this area tells about why it was originally planned as a shipping powerhouse until the canal meant no longer the only shipping route.Much of this was pointed out to us on our tour of the area by... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Area of Valparaiso ,to visit while in the city .The difference between the area near the port to the main city area .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a really different town that at first blush looks like a run down, dirty, port town with little to offer...and if you only get to see it for a few hours during a cruise stop, that's what you will likely leave with. Guide books call it bohemian, but first impression is just funky. But Valpo is not about... More 

1 Thank pswise
Baden-Baden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

Went to eat seafood at the port and then headed to Viña de Mar. Some good shots for tourists but 3 hours might be enough to get a idea.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

You would hardly notice these towers while walking through the plaza. They look more imposing if on a boat in the harbour.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I cannot believe this is a port where cruise ships come to. The view from Valparaiso to the sea is incredible...but that's it! As you walk the hills of this city you see nothing but torn up buildings that need fixing and paint and some should just be torn down. Even the nice(?) homes or buildings are so covered with... More 

2 Thank spaintravelerAtlanta
Coto de Caza, Ca
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

A short taxi ride from any part of Valparaiso to the cruise port. A shuttle bus then takes you from the terminal to the ship.

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Worth a visit - I was leaving on a cruise and the port is very busy.

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Reviewed 16 September 2009

Valparaiso counts a unique landscape and historical architecture together with important commerce that was an icon before the channel of Panama was opened. Many sailors from around the world, stoped in this Port to trade their products and many decided to stay for good, giving many European and multicultural ethnic to the country, Ale Mcalister

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