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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spend an afternoon walking around the city and getting lost in the city. The streets are winding, uneven and old looking. However, the city is vibrant with activities, cafes, art shops, artessanal artifacts and the colors of the city are bright and refreshing. This is a great activity for an afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Just strolling through the winding streets made for a fantastic afternoon. The graffiti is truly a work of art...something new to discover around every corner. Stop at a cafe for some wine and a snack, walk to the port, just wander. Valparaiso was a sight - totally worth a couple day detour from Santiago!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Actual visit was January 1/2014 - Was there for New Years and took in the old university city - new years eve party and various sites. They shoot of fireworks from boats, barges and ships surrounding the bay and they tried to beat the World Book of Records for fireworks, so you can imagine the display. People from everywhere in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I was there many times, and I always discover something new, another corner that I missed the previous times... The quaint little coffee shops and restaurants give the quarter a very charming feel... I will keep going back there, whenever I find myself back in that part of the world again.

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

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