Things to do in Valparaiso

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Things to Do in Valparaiso

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  • Shirley R
    Lemoore, CA333 contributions
    This was a complete surprise as I had not heard of La Sebastiana. Loved it. Stairs very narrow...don't know how Pablo Neurada managed to live here...but the view was fantastic.
    Written 20 May 2020
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  • Luc S
    Dendermonde, Belgium5,486 contributions
    What makes Valparaiso so special ?
    It is an old city, chaotic, with old ugly buildings..
    But the colors and the murals make it a lovely place...
    You could walk ours through the cerro's and the passeo's.
    And the shops, and bars...
    Written 17 March 2022
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    This is a very atmospheric little street near ascensor Concepcion. Like most places in uphill Valparaiso, there is lot of street art. Here the houses are also painted in bright colours, in contrast with El plan, the flat part of the city. But here there are also many restaurants and a few shops, catering to tourists. Go walk a bit further to see less touristic Valparaiso and more great street art, which is really nearly everywhere uphill.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Roam65468585848
    2 contributions
    Cerro alegre and Cerro Concepción are beautiful places that you need to know if you are in Valparaíso (although you'll have to walk a lot! You are warned). Thousands of people visit these hills every summer to aprecciate their streets full of amazing murals and their popular pointviews like the Paseo Yugoslavo.
    Written 6 December 2020
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  • Ross H
    Warwick, Australia2,116 contributions
    Great experience. Good coffee at the bottom of the Ascensor where they speak english too. First one to be owned by the government and kept in great working order
    Written 15 March 2020
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  • BigSur707
    Paris, France353 contributions
    100 pesos (about USD $0.15) to ride up or down, per person. A bit rickety but lots of charm. Was good fun. Short ride, frequent service. Nice views.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    Like most ascensores in this town, the little car is rather shaky and one better doesn´t think too much about health and safety while riding it. During the trip you see one of the most photographed houses of Valparaiso, a blue one that clings to the rocks. Once up, there is a nice mirador of viewpoint, with even some stalls selling souvenirs. The view is supposed to be one of the best, and the view is indeed largely unimpeded. On the other hand, it is mostly of the harbour of Valparaiso, the largest in the country with containers and military part. Still, worth the walk to get here (several burned down buildings), just for the experience to ride in one of the ascensores in the town.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Jens
    Antwerp, Belgium86 contributions
    Very good and well-maintained museum, beautifully and knowledgeably designed. It’s only in Spanish though and rather focused on kids than adults with simple explanations. Still worth a (free) visit though if you’re passing (like us).
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Gavin J
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    Beautiful museum packed full of interesting items. Just a superb experience, and what a setting!!! The building itself is amazing, and it overlooks the port and the town.
    Written 4 August 2019
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  • Diego & Marcela
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic66 contributions
    You can have a nice walk and see an upper view of the port of Valparaiso. It is a public place and you take a nice picture of it. If you like boats and ports, you can enjoy and take a peak on the process.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • MalcolmM1947
    Richmond-upon-Thames, UK431 contributions
    The building has been well looked after and is a very good example of what Valparaiso must have looked like in the past. The paintings were mostly of local settings and are well worth seeing. It's next to the funicular so convenient if you are coming up from the harbour front or vice versa.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    The elevator tower of this ascensor is represented all over the town, so we decided to pay a visit, although the guide books warned that it is not the safest area. The taxi driver echoed those sentiments, so we did not stay too long or went too far from the elevator. This is the only elevator, although all the little train cars are also called that in Spanish in this city. To see the tower itself, get off at the 1 st stop, for better views of the town, get off at the 2nd stop. From the 1st stop one can easily walk down and enjoy the street art along the way. The stairs are really pleasantly done, but that might give a false sense of security. Nothing happened to us, but we went during daytime.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,982 contributions
    Like nearly all the ascensores, it is a little railway car that goes up en down, a bit shakily. This one is convenient for tourists, as it is quite centrally located, in contrast to Polanco or Artelleria. It furthermore takes one to some of the nicer streets in Valparaiso. Quite worth the experience.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Zeituni
    Jerusalem, Israel1,670 contributions
    Valparaiso is just a sad town, all in the past, with shabby remnants of one beautiful buildings. Here at least there is a beautiful monument and a lot of small shops round the corner
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Ilmar T
    Perth, Australia479 contributions
    Lots of fresh fish for sale, even quite late in the day. There are heaps of fishing boats, people working with nets and longlines and a few restaurants that should be ignored. Heaps of seagulls and brown pelicans and sea lions that are there because the people in the fish market feed them leftover fish scraps. Great photo opportunities if you can handle the aroma. Worth spending an hour or so if you get tired of looking at street art.
    Written 9 March 2020
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