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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #12 of 33 attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Neighborhoods
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Herzlia, Israel
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90 reviews 90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

colorful old city with a lot of mural painting (affresco) and graffiti all over. among them some new building where painting reflects in huge window/glass with awesome effect

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Adelaide, Australia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
41 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The old part of Valparaiso is spread over 41 hills and is made up of old colourful buildings that were built when Valparaiso was the stop over for those travelling to the Californian gold rush from Europe.We did a one hour walking tour which was fascinating to see the old houses in a rainbow of colours that are now mainly... More

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Valencia, Venezuela
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our guide took us here to tell us a few little folkloric tales about this colonial area.... and that's maybe the highlight about it: It's not particulary beautiful (you have to use you imagination to see how this bunch old buildings were in its "golden era) and we were told it's a little unsafe (so don't go deeper in this... More

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Brisbane
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this amazing colourful city - so much history - it is completely different to Santiago. It's a much poorer area so any money spent here is a great contribution to their economy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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324 reviews 324 reviews
114 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This area contains a few wonderful old Spanish colonial buildings but too many derelict and rundown buildings and vacant lots and stray dogs to be very comfortable walking around for very long. It is dirty.

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New Hampshire
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201 reviews 201 reviews
115 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went with a private tour guide and had a nice day in Valparaiso with this included. It's not the cleanest of cities, but yet there is so much to see and do. Having a guide may help many feel more comfortable since I know that it helped us. We never felt unsafe but it's all these weaving roads and... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

You will never get bored as there is so much to see. A little grubby in places but there are great views, good restaurants and it is pretty safe to walk round during the day. A photographer's paradise.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This area is ok to walk around in and see the monuments and old buildings. There are many restaurants where you can sample local dishes at good prices but they close at 6 pm because this area is considered dangerous at night. I was disappointed overall. There are dogs lying on every corner and you need to be careful that... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This should not be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They must have bribed someone to get the designation. Most of the really old buildings are shells and facades, with newer building behind or inside of them. The others are in poor repair. If you are here anyway, take the Tours for tips which meets in the Plaza Santamayor at 10... More

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Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Arriving after our Antarctic cruise, strolling in this area was a disappointment. We were told it is dangerous, especially at night. Get up into the higher parts of Valpo.

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