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Paseo 21 de Mayo

Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #10 of 66 things to do in Valparaiso
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's a crowded, touristy spot. From the lookout platform (gazebo), there's supposed to be a nice view of the city across the bay, but the ocean view is completely ruined the large numbers of ugly shipping containers piling up on the shoreline. Also, it might a urban legend that one can see Aconcagua from this lookout point, since the sky... More 

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Southern California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Valparaiso is a town that needs a lot of improvement. Yes the buildings are colorful. The views here is very nice. But most of the attractions are not easy to get to. Recommend a city your to take you to the important sites. If art work is your thing, then Valparaiso is your place. If not then spend your time... More 

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146 reviews 146 reviews
139 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

You can take Ascensor Artillería or bus up here. This charming place has the best view in town. You can see a good part of the port with a gazebo for you to view the port in the shade. There are few souvenir vendors, but nothing there interested me. There are few buildings around there that you don’t want to... More 

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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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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559 reviews 559 reviews
266 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 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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508 reviews 508 reviews
320 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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