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

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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363 reviews 363 reviews
131 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Herzlia, Israel
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101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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202 reviews 202 reviews
55 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
72 helpful votes 72 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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328 reviews 328 reviews
114 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
139 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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