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Ascensor Artilleria

Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
+56 32 217647
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Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar from Santiago
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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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Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We rode the Ascensor Artilleria while visiting the harbour in Valparaiso. It was amazing and the view was spectacular. At $600.00 Chilean Pesos for a return trip, it’s also a very affordable attraction which takes you up the hill to the Maritime Museum and a...More

Thank LynnKruse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, only a few of the Ascensor's left in Valparaiso, but if you are visiting, give them a try. They will save your legs!! Must Do!!

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The longest of Valpo's ascensors still in operation, this is very useful for getting up the hill to the Naval Museum or to the terrace overlooking the port (and the city). It's also the most expensive at 300 pesos, but that is of course still...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Antique elevator train car that not only saves your tires legs from the endless stairs but also offers incredibly gorgeous views of the marina! Do this!!

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is my favorite ascensor in Valparaiso. It goes up near the Naval Museum, and Wheelwright plaza is at the top, home to a local art marketplace. You can get good prices on lapis lazuli and silver jewelry here, hand made sweaters, and oil paintings,...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Valparaiso has a beauty of its own. While I realize it's not the "upscale" part of town, it still is a fun and interesting place to visit. We rode the cable car up the hill and then walked down afterwards. Great views and enjoyable (and...More

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

While the view going up isn't very exciting, for 300clp a person, it's still worth the ride -- the views from the top are excellent!

Thank gujralej
Reviewed 1 May 2017

On our tour through the Paseo 21 De Mayo neighbourhood and halted briefly to view this funicular from the base. It is one of the 16 funicular railways located in Valparaíso. and is privately owned. This was the third funicular railway built in the city....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

clang clang clang! ride a piece of.history for just 300 pesos! then visit.the navy museum when you're on the top! beats the stairs everyday.

Thank Alessandro D
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for a Funicular railway!! Great views and worth the wait!! Best funicular railway in Valparaiso!!

Thank SamuelCase
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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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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 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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