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Ascensor Artilleria

Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
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Ranked #10 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Aberdeen, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

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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Valparaiso, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When are they going to get it working again? In itself, one of the best attractions in the port, and connecting people to interesting views, the fantastic museum and the most historic part of Playa Ancha.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There used to be more than thirty ascensors in the city, but there may be only a dozen left now. Artilleria is a double that takes you up to the Museo Maritima, but on the way you get real good views of the whole bay and the ships moored in the harbour below. One of the most spectacular things you... More 

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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an amazing store, I found it going downstairs by Muñoz Gamero Street at Cerro Artilleria (just one block from the museum), a magical store, where the owner Mr. Vidal, tells you about the hisory of the stones and other articles to sell. Something really different and exclusive at reasonable prices. Please don't forget to take pictures of fun... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The ascensor is still out of service, but the hill is worth the climb. Museum, great views, and vendors. (The vendors sell pretty much the same stuff you can find in duty free, but significantly cheaper.)

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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

But...... the views at the top at the Paseo 21 de Mayo are still wonderful and the souvenir vendors are waiting for you. If you don't want to walk up, take the collectivo with the red sign that says "Pacifico" and tell the driver you want the Paseo 21 de Mayo and he will drop you off at the lookout.... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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309 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Still worth climbing up to see the top part and see the track very close up (from underneath). No information when it will be working again, it should have already been finished. Take the concrete steps 150m to the left of the bottom entrance on Ave Carampangue.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The ascensor was not working. The view of the harbor is great from here. The naval museum located here is worth a visit. There are several places here selling souvenirs.

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Beats walking up the hill. Cheap and worth the price for the privilege of watching your life flash before your eyes. If you are here, why would you miss out on this experience?

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Canada
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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Apparently hasn't been working since September and no clear idea when it will be fixed. Would make the journey up to the Paseo 21 de Mayo a lot easier and more interesting.

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