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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Lovely area close to some nice cafes - must visit Melbourne Cafe - great vibes in this quarter and historical buildings with a modern twist!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting this Chilean the most important port should be given throughout the day. Bus connection from and to Santiago is frequent, convenient and inexpensive. The very historical center was a little disappointing for me. Narrow streets with heavy traffic, too much noise and quite a lot of dirty. Famouse funiculars are old with unsufficient transport capacity resulting in long waiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely area close to some nice cafes - must visit Melbourne Cafe - great vibes in this quarter and historical buildings with a modern twist!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Unbelievable colours everywhere. The houses are all different colours, even some of the stairs have either artwork or poems on them. Some really lovely buildings with graffiti, murals etc. Some of the roofs of the buildings have really unusual wind vanes.

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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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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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