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Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
Description: This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument...
This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride the lift today and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown and the ocean.
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Grab the Funicular while it lasts

This funicular is one of the last real wooden ones so if you have never taken a ride - don't passt it up. This is a small one so if you are the faint of heart, don't worry, it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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101 reviews 101 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This funicular is one of the last real wooden ones so if you have never taken a ride - don't passt it up. This is a small one so if you are the faint of heart, don't worry, it's over before it begins. The cost is only 100 pesos and the trip is one not to forget. Much better than... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed the , although too short...for us , very unique, scenic ride...and a great way to avoid the exhausting walk , if you have to/want to go up...

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Phuket
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved riding them just for the hell of it and to be able to see different parts of the city. Each Ascensor is different and has different views. Some are better than others.

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I think my favourite part about Ascensor Artilleria was the beautiful blue house hanging off to the side! The views at the top are also spectacular. While it costs more than most other ascensors (300CLP) It's totally worth it for the views!!

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Powell River, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Ascensor Artilleria is one of many in Valparaíso. It's small, old, full of character. It takes you up, up, up to a gazebo with a million dollar view of the port & the city that is well worth the trip....and it costs only 300 pesos one way. How could you do better? Highly recommended.

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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Valpariso is a unique town. This town has a narrow flat strip of land along the waterfront. After the flat land is a strip of mountains. That's why they have a series of ascensors. Today they still have 14 left for public use, provided for people to go up and down. Ascensor Artilleria is one of the most famous ones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The views from Ascensor Artilleria over the bay, city and the port are fantastic! Day light hits the city and it is just fabulous. Sunset will paint the city in different color. It is also really nice to watch the ships being loaded in the port. You can imagine what is in those containers and where are they going. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I didn't find ascensors themselves very interesting, old wooden boxes running up and down, seen one seen them all. More interesting is view from top station of the funicular. From top of Artilleria there was nice view over the Valparaiso and also one famous building, blue hotel hanging on the edge of the hill. If I remember correctly price was... More 

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Elgin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took a trip up this ascencor on final morning of stay in Valparaiso and glad I did. Had been looking for postcards and found lots of good ones in the shop at the top, also nice selction of ponchos, capes and t-shirts, all at reasonable prices. Great vistas from the top too.

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Aberdeen, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Still is broken down as of Nov 25. Looks like it won't be open anytime soon but is a key ascensor. Looks like you could walk the street to the top nearby.

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NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum.

Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places.

so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently.

2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.

1 month ago
Barcelona

NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum.

Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places.

so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently.

2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.

1 month ago

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