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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #11 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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San Bartolo, Lima, Peru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

What a wonderfull place to be in a new years eve ...I was the with my bf and we enjoy meeting other people just watching the fireworks and sharing a glass of delicious chilean wine.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a place you have to go. You can understand the development of the city, here's where everything started. Also you can visit Bar Liberty, the oldest one in Valpo and it's not very turistic, but more "porteño", natural. Just be careful with the trash in the streets and also take care if you're late at night.

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Brisbane, Australia
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521 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Valparaiso is a sorry place to visit. It is very dirty, there is a lot of horrible graffiti over statues etc. It is run down and there appears to be no attempt to fix it up. There are a lot of large dirty dogs lying around in shop doorways etc. If you want to go to this area of Chile,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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373 reviews 373 reviews
121 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This cerro behind the port area and to the right side of Plaza Sotomayer is a bit gritty especially compared to the high hillside barrio of Concepcion. That said we enjoyed walking through here and photographing the often shabby old buildings. There are some real working man restaurants - not fancy, no English spoken - where you can get some... More 

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Miami, Fl
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On a tour, which stopped towards the top of this hilly historic port city (world heritage site) where Nobel prize winner Pablo Neruda's home is found.... We saw the many colored homes/painted from remainder ships paint, cobble streets and then walked around and down this town. We also used the ancient elevator/cable car to come down to the town square.... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Hard to say which quarter that headline is trying to describe. Basically, you've got two 'fake' cerros; Concepción and Alegre. They've been done up for tourists, but they're great. Many of the other cerros are less gentrified and local. Cerro Panteón, with the cemeteries, is interesting. Barrio Puerto (called Barrio Chino by porteños) is probably the most obvious up and... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The murals and laneways are just fascinating. We enjoyed lots of walking around on Saturday, along with many other tourists. Don't be put off by the hills and steps - just take your time. A map does help. Some magnificent buildings visible from Street level and from the hills. We didn't discover the ascensors until we'd had a long walk... More 

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Lethbridge
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157 reviews 157 reviews
47 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My Chilean friends took me here for part of a day when I was visiting them. I had read a lot about Valparaiso before I left and had high expectations. Many of the houses are nice and the old streets are interesting, but there are now many streets that are boarded up, covered in graffiti and not that nice to... More 

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Copiapo, Chile
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It is worth to be seen in a stroll to the Navy Museum. There are restaurants, street food, landmarks.

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Azle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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