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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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A visit to old Valpariso

Winding streets in a hilly area overlooking the port. Wander around and visit interesting places around every corner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Do not miss Valparaiso! Our time here was all too short, but we fell head-over-heels for this wonderful city. Austro-Hungarian atria slam down splendid columns from on-high in El Plan’s flat centre, a mesh of steaming gutters, and people diving out of tiny Perspex-fronted shops into crowded buses rocking saucy steel drummers and accordion squeezers. The city runs into a... More 

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Balsam, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Though the focus for our trip to Chile was the Andes and the Casablanca Valley, Valparaiso was just a wonderful diversion from our other activities. Only about an hour and a half or two hour drive from Santiago, you will find yourself in this historic World Heritage Site...homes spread across the slopes, colors galore, pleasant streets to wonder, the harbor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Winding streets in a hilly area overlooking the port. Wander around and visit interesting places around every corner.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

took free walking tour in English, started in port then took ascensor up to various parts of hills - very informative and interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, shopping and sightseeing on our Collette Vacations FAM tour. The floral clock is a special treat, as was the incline railway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice easy place to wander round reasonably, safe just take normal precautions as you would in any big city lots of street art and beautiful buildings, suggest a guide, easily found only charge $10 per hour + tips and worth it for the background and historical information of this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did this section of the old city as part of an organised tour with Turistik company and it was well worth the visit to see the buildings dating back to when Valparaiso was an important port on the westerly route from Europe to the East Indies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Huge doorways, grand buildings - the Navy Headquarters was a highlight and the Iquique monument opposite - such detail. Great to see trolley buses in action, but was over being asked into restaurants to eat lunch. The port area has some stalls to buy souvenirs and the outlook is nice. The many streets, ascensions, bright colours, some graffiti, make this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is really living history, the ancient buildings, the narrow cobble stone streets. Gives great opportunities for some brilliant photography..

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

there is so much to see here and just sitting watching the world go by is fascinating whilst treating yourself to a churro or generous ice cream! I also enjoyed a great 'collectivo' boat trip around the harbour of Valparaiso and saw the city from a new perspective.

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso

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