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Ascensor Artilleria

Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
+56 32 217647
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Ranked #10 of 33 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was my least favorite of the funiculars in Valpo. Although the park at the top is nice, there are quite a lot of tourists shops and i don't think the views were that great - because the main view is of the cargo ships and not the city. Plus you have to walk through kind of a sketchy area... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

As with most of the ascensores in Valparaiso, this one gives you more great views of a beautiful city. Apart from that, it connects you to a little souvenir village with mediocre products and nothing else.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The ascensor gives you a unique view of the city as you are ascending. Definitely recommend taking a trip up.

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