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Paseo 21 de Mayo

Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #9 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As of July 2014, the tram is still out of service, but you can take a bus ride to get to 21 de Mayo. I was lucky enough to visit this place often since I have family living a few blocks from the ascensor. I would not only recommend the balcony views but venturing out down the avenues near Paseo... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It was really interesting to see the port in its entirety from this view point. There are also some touristy vendors here with the exception of one local artist who does amazing watercolor paintings of valparaiso locations and scenes. We ended up purchasing 3 of his paintings for a whopping $30!! Definitely a place to see and stroll, but don't... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A charming viewpoint overlooking Valparaiso harbour, where canoodling lovers and hordes of tourists keep the stalls stocked with mainly Peruvian handicrafts alive ~ that's apart from Chilean lapis lazuli jewellery and painted glassware. It was my first glimpse of Valpo, which I came to love. Unfortunately, the funicular nearby was not working, after a prolonged strike.

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Oslo, Norway
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It is a very nice atmosphere up here with a lovely view onto the harbor and the cable car(s). The little booths sell souvenir things and if it 's crowded, make sure to watch your handbag! But definitely worth a visit for sunset!

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North Chicago, Illinois
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530 reviews 530 reviews
254 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This Plaza has lovely views of the port area. There are about 10 souvenir vendors and a mini-mart where you can buy something to drink. Regretably the as censor has been out of service for several months so the best way to get there is to take a collective with a red sign that says "Pacifico". There are public toilets... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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477 reviews 477 reviews
309 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It would be nicer to have seats here and maybe a stall to get refreshments so one can sit and enjoy the view but it has been taken over by souvenir stalls. OK if you have little time to shop elsewhere and want something to take back.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The view of the port is a good one, but the paseo itself is just lined with a bunch of people hawking souvenirs of mediocre quality. Don't fall into this tourist trap!

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Targu Mures, Romania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

There is a nice view of the port and the Museo naval at the top (after going up with the funicular -ascensor artilleria), but that's about it. You can take some photos, buy a souvenir, the walk is very short though, but I didn't think it was dangerous at all. You can go down on the stairs afterwards, it's quite... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Went with the family whilst staying in nearby Santiago. Much bigger than I expected. Edgy, dirty and heavy stench of urine. Nonetheless, great views from over the port worth stopping for - aside from that, head for the local beaches (where's dogs defecate openly on the beach).

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The view up here is simply beyond words to describe. The view of the harbour would be able to stun even the most experieced traveller. Take the Ascensor up and walk back down so you get to see the nicely painted streets as well. There was also a bunch of souvenir selling shops up there, along with a naval museum.... More 

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