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Paseo 21 de Mayo

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Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo, Valparaiso, Chile
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Nice Heights but Container Cargo View

The Paseo 21 de Mayo, running along the rim of Artilleria, is on heights that rear up from the water’s edge and have a commanding view of the bay. The ascensor heads right up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Vincent M
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The ride up the cerro is slow and offers great views. Once at the top you have a beautiful view of the whole area. On a clear day you can see snow capped mountains. Truly beautiful. Visit the markets for souvenirs then start your walk back down through the San Fransisco style homes and graffiti lined streets. Bring water, a... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great viewing point in the old town overlooking Valparaiso and Vina del Mare with a massive container depot in the foreground

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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369 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Paseo 21 de Mayo, running along the rim of Artilleria, is on heights that rear up from the water’s edge and have a commanding view of the bay. The ascensor heads right up to the paseo’s scenic gazebo. And a solid phalanx of souvenir vendors is up there to meet you, greet you, and happily accept as much money... More 

Thank Vincent M
Santiago, Chile
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice place for taking some pictures of nice city views, not the best though, but really nice. There's also lots of small commerces for souvenirs, including jewelry and ornaments made with the iconic lapislazuli blue stone exclusive of Chile and Afghanistan. A nice touch is going up and/or down there using the Ascensor Artillería, for a more complete experience.

Thank Ernesto G
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I love this place! Great place for taking a amazing photo of your visit to Valparaiso. You get to see the whole city and the complete bay (including Viña and Reñaca). There are restaurants nearby and it's surrounded by beautiful and off-the-beaten-path streets of the Playa Ancha hill. Contrary to what I've read in several reviews, I've never found it... More 

Thank Danny G
St Marys, GA
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54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice view, and yes the harbor is commercial port with lots of containers, but it is what it is. There is also a view of the surrounding area away from the harbor. There are many colorful buildings and lots of street art on buildings if you open your eyes. The blue Victorian house is one you'll see on postcards...

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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 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
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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