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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #11 of 34 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Vancouver, Canada
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332 reviews 332 reviews
99 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This cerro behind the port area and to the right side of Plaza Sotomayer is a bit gritty especially compared to the high hillside barrio of Concepcion. That said we enjoyed walking through here and photographing the often shabby old buildings. There are some real working man restaurants - not fancy, no English spoken - where you can get some... More

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Miami, Fl
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On a tour, which stopped towards the top of this hilly historic port city (world heritage site) where Nobel prize winner Pablo Neruda's home is found.... We saw the many colored homes/painted from remainder ships paint, cobble streets and then walked around and down this town. We also used the ancient elevator/cable car to come down to the town square.... More

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Valparaiso, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Hard to say which quarter that headline is trying to describe. Basically, you've got two 'fake' cerros; Concepción and Alegre. They've been done up for tourists, but they're great. Many of the other cerros are less gentrified and local. Cerro Panteón, with the cemeteries, is interesting. Barrio Puerto (called Barrio Chino by porteños) is probably the most obvious up and... More

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Grafton, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The murals and laneways are just fascinating. We enjoyed lots of walking around on Saturday, along with many other tourists. Don't be put off by the hills and steps - just take your time. A map does help. Some magnificent buildings visible from Street level and from the hills. We didn't discover the ascensors until we'd had a long walk... More

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Lethbridge
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157 reviews 157 reviews
47 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My Chilean friends took me here for part of a day when I was visiting them. I had read a lot about Valparaiso before I left and had high expectations. Many of the houses are nice and the old streets are interesting, but there are now many streets that are boarded up, covered in graffiti and not that nice to... More

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Copiapo, Chile
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is worth to be seen in a stroll to the Navy Museum. There are restaurants, street food, landmarks.

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Azle, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a great visit to Valparaiso with Christian. He knows the city well and coordinates the walking and driving very efficiently with the harbor boat cruise and the various funiculars. He even treated us to some delicious ice cream! My first experience with Christian was actually a few days earlier when I planned to go skiing... More

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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373 reviews 373 reviews
132 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice city wlks thru this historic neiberhood of this lovely town. Take stroll have a coffee and in joys the view

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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ok, so its a bit rough around the edges but then that's what makes it so wonderful. When I was there, the main square was teeming with marathon runners and their supporters but we managed to get by just fine. The seafood restaurants along the main avenue are a bit touristy so delve into the side streets for some authentic... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Colorful old city with its steep up and down streets and staircases. Both colored houses and urban tags contribute to create this unique atmosphere. Yet the magic is a bit killed by the fact a lot of buildings would need significant renovation. If you go, make sure to climb up to the cerro panteon (cemetery open to public, you might... More

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