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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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We enjoyed exploring this old area. Graffiti was so abundant ot became part of the landscape....like walking through an outdoor art gallery

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed exploring this old area. Graffiti was so abundant ot became part of the landscape....like walking through an outdoor art gallery

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I enjoyed being near the port in the historic quarter. Great fun to wander around. Loved the architecture.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We arrived off a cruise ship so had to go through the port area to see Valpo. Be vigilant. The area is a typical port area with a lot of beat up buildings, fast restaurants but once you get past that , the city itself has a lot of charm in the colors and graffiti art as well as the... More 

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Biggleswade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We arrived by ship so the port could put you off, but having a taxi upto this area is a must, the lovely coloured buildings, restaurants, art galleries make it a must place. The ascenders are great fun and a must because if the hills. Quite safe here to wander, and much English spoken to help. We stay in a... More 

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Vancouver, Bc, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Absolutely charming frozen in time architecture and fascinating graffiti. The history is amazing. Watch your handbag and knapsack, though. Better yet, leave them at the hotel.

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Rincon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

amazing ARCHITECTURE in this beautiful seacoast town. You will absolutely fall in love with this place. The guide was so informative that you felt like you were being immersed in Chilean history. I would highly recommend this to anyone !

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our evening was spent having a meal near by. Then we proceeded to watch the ferries somewhat precariously dock ,fishermen with hand=lines throwing their lines in and out the ferry routes. The sea front was crowded with families doing the same thing. There was a small craft market but the local souvenir seaport shops were the tourist mecca.

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Phuket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were staying in the historic part of the City. Enjoyed all the street art. We walked from our apartment to all the Ascensor stations and saw most of the street art and colourful buildings along the way.

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Fargo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Valparaiso was a major seaport and cruise ship terminal of central Chili. Very historic and UNESCO site. The walking tour of one of the "hill" residential areas was unique. The art painted on the wall was real art and not just graffiti you see in the USA. Even the garbage trucks have the painted art on them. The old buildings... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

While Valparaiso is a lovely city, this area is one to be avoided unless you are there to get on a cruise ship (and then a bus will take you there), The buildings are boarded up, windows are broken,and there is nothing there to see. It is an area for loading and unloading of ships.

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