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Ascensor Reina Victoria

Calle Elias, Valparaiso, Chile
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“beats walking” (4 reviews)
“cool slide” (3 reviews)
“fun ride” (5 reviews)
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Calle Elias, Valparaiso, Chile
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"beats walking"
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"cool slide"
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"fun ride"
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"cheap ride"
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"queen victoria"
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"pesos per person"
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"cerro alegre"
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"chilean pesos"
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"great fun"
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"street art"
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"ascensor"
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"hill"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Built in 1902, this is a very cheap way to get up to the top of the hill and the views from the top are amazing. They had a slide at the top that my daughter loved going down.

Thank JP_y_LP
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Queen Victoria funicular, built by the British in the late 1800’s, is an efficient and pleasant ride up the mountain in an eight-person box. The 30-second ride delivers you to a bustling commercial street lined with local artisans selling jewellery and artwork. Well worth...More

Thank FlyingTheCoop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are several ascensors in the area to choose from for a quick ride uphill. This one is limited to 10 people and cost 100CP each. Great city views!

Thank Weah1445
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Cheap to ride up and down (only 100 pesos) and boasts gorgeous vistas, especially on a clear day. Lovely.

Thank Ariane T
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

An easy way to get down to the action in Valparaíso and only 100 peso. The coffee shop at the base of this ascensor serves great coffee at a very reasonable price. A great, hisorical way to negotiate the hills

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The Ascensor Reina Victoria was a great way to get around one of the nicest parts of Valparaiso. At first we hiked up some steep hills to get to the Concepcion/Alegre neighborhoods, but the elevator was a great way to save energy. It was only...More

Thank Jack E
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

It's one of the elevators used to climb to the Valparaiso hills. The fee is very cheap (100 to 300 CLP). It's not a tourist attraction and the infrastructure is precarious.

Thank Htsuji
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Valparaiso has a number of funicular railways - many operating, some under repair. This is one of the operating ones (obviously) to get to and from the high hills surrounding the city. If you haven't been on one before, it's a unique experience. Nice to...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We rode down to visit a small local store and then rode back up. We wanted to experience the historical funicular. The operators were very friendly.

Thank MBBrandeau
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Short lines mid afternoon, it's a pleasant 5 minute ascent/descent with increasingly impressive views as you rise above the tree tops.

Thank NauticalDreamer3010
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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 Julio P |
Siempre respondo lo mismo a todos mis clientes que vienen del extranjero cuando me preguntan si Chile es o no un lugar seguro para visitar. Mi respuesta es: ¡SI! El problema radica en que los visitantes de fuera de Chile... More
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