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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Lots of history

We had a local guide who was able to entertain us while educating us about the history and architecture of this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Brantford, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved our days of exploring the heritage districts of Valparaiso. This was once the richest city on South America's pacific coast, but then fell into decline but is now being restored. The street art and graffiti adds to the attraction for those who can appreciate these wonders. A touch tacky still, but gorgeous overall.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite part of the city, a working port and lived in streets. Yes, it is dirty and run down. The seafood restaurants are great. There is always something interesting in Plaza Echaurren and Muelle Prat. I love the style and history of the old buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a local guide who was able to entertain us while educating us about the history and architecture of this area.

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Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a local guide and she took us around the port area which we would not have done on our own. A great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It seemed that each street had a new surprise. A new mural, a series of painted houses, an interesting shop, or a quiet alley.

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Red Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this area via the free walking tour as per another review. In order to fully appreciate the area get off the beaten path, experience the funiculars and murals in the back alleys with the free walking tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my time in this arty little part of town, not sure how I am seeing it so differently for some of the other reviewers, maybe because we stayed here we saw it in a different light. Some great street art and sadly as others have mentioned some real rubbish graffiti but great to walk around during the day... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time. I don't know how a site in this condition is able to maintain UNESCO designation. If you're expecting the charming historic neighborhoods pictured in photos, you'll be sorely disappointment. Valparaiso has a dilapidated has-been feeling. When we were walking around, a police officer, a tourist from Bolivia, and a resident turned us back at different points... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Valpo is a dirty "hippie" town that is beyond run down. It seems confused and unsure of what it is, much like the many backpackers who flock there to 'find themselves'. There is the street art, of which some is amazing, but the majority of it can be classified as good old fashioned vandalism and is an eyesore. It seems... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

We spent a half day here and found it very interesting. We took Turbus from Santiago - caught metro to Turbus station and buses very comfortable and reasonably priced. Information desk at bus terminal in Valparaiso was very helpful and gave us a map with some suggested walks. Caught a cab (5000 pesos) to central part of town. Took funicular... More 

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