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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #12 of 42 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and interesting area, with too many wonderful murals to count! A walking tour is definitely the best way to see it, as it can be a bit confusing on your own.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I live in Valparaiso and visit the port area to go shopping, as there are some fantastic old fashioned shops. I also go there to socialize and I would particularly recommend Bar La Playa and the Chilean-Peruvian restaurant Taberna de Oskar, which for some reason doesn`t seem to be on Trip Advisor. This area is not dangerous, although many locals... More 

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Naples, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Valparaiso is 75 miles from Santiago (1 1/2 - 2 hrs) you pass through many sections of Santiago and the suburbs: residential, slums, by the airport, orchards and wine country. This UNESCO World Heritage Site port is historic and charming: Old stone historic buildings at the plaza, colorful tin-paneled houses of the working class, the more aristocratic Victorian, Nordic, European... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A costal town of 1.3 million people with vastly different standards of living. Being a world heritage listed site they cannot do much about the outside of their homes, but the varying designs and worldly influences and the colours and murals are a must see when you are in Chile

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is a lovely town with lots of interesting art work. Lots of very good restaurants with a large variety of sea food. But be very careful of the crooks that are out and about looking to rip off tourists of their cameras. We witnessed a German tourist having his camera ripped out of his hand as he was taking... More 

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Glasgow
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I loved Valparaiso with all its coloured buildings and graffiti Art. It was fun to explore up and down and through its maze of little streets. Took a City Tour for another view of the City with a local guide brought up in the city. Came across quirky restaurants with terrific food.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The port and the naval area are easily accessible. Get ready for a hustle with the boats that want to take you for a ride. The gift shop on the port is the same ol' stuff you can buy anywhere, an I would encourage to only buy something if the price is on it so that you don't pay more... More 

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west indies
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited the area with a tour company, Turistik, which was most enjoyable and our guide, Mauricio, being very informative. Valparaiso is a real gem. It has a wonderful history and the reformation project seems to be working well. The tour is an all day event leaving Santiago at about 9.00am and returning at just after 6.30 pm. The drive... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you are passing thru or staying make sure you walk along the waterfront and ride the as acensors. The historic areas and neighbourhoods is what the place us all about.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I ventured into a Barrio that was advised as 'not safe' but thought that I've enough experience of traveling and the warning would not apply to me. Think again. They tried to snatch my shoulder bag. I was lucky there was only one person and I managed to ward him off and make my escape. Listen to good advice and... More 

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