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Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
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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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Best view in Valparaiso

Liked very much. Across the city, to the top. A great view of the city. We bougth a paint with the view of Valparaiso. Love it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Taking a ride in the ascensor gives you some good views of the ocean near Valparaiso, but isn't the most exciting activity to do. At the top, there is a local market worth checking out and some interesting architecture, but it is also a fairly easy walk to to the top of the hill as well. The activity is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This ascensor was great. It's one of the longer and larger ones we used in the city. It offers a great view of the city and the port. The top offers a look-out for photo taking and easy access to the naval museum.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

The Ascensores are functional; they get you where you need to go. A thrill a second isn't their purpose; it's an add-on. I'm kind of semi-perplexed to see other Ascensores rated higher. No way Conception's better, though I do get that if your terrace-restaurant boutique hotel is on Cerro Concepcion (which it probably is) this is the municipal lift you'll... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Liked very much. Across the city, to the top. A great view of the city. We bougth a paint with the view of Valparaiso. Love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is the furthest East funicular from the plaza Sotomayor that services the naval museum it was a trip across busy roads to reach but worth the trip the view from the top was good and several craft stalls selling the usual souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had so much fun travelling on the old elevators, the views from the top were unbelievable we rode on everyone of them got lost for hours and explored all the homes, street art and wondered through the narrow streets and found our way back down by foot all for very little money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It's an old elevator which provides a ride from the bottom to the top of one hill!Nowadays,it's protected as a national and world heritage!The view from this hill is spectacular:you can see port,ocean and almost all Valparaiso!The price for one ride is 300-400 pesos!

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our BnB was a very short walk from this Ascensor. It was very close to the Naval Museum where the Symphony played a wonderful out door concert that was well attended in the evening, complete with light show!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

To reach the bottom it is necessary to walk through a slightly dubious part of town but it was fine. (Apparently not recommended after dark, though). Great view at the top right down into the port and beyond. A real Valpraiso experience in the old wooden carriages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No trip to Valparaiso would be complete without riding up or down in one of the historic funiculars! And most of them take you to distinct neighborhoods with streets and alleyways just begging to be walked and explored. Riding is so inexpensive even though the trip is short, so take several rides and lose yourself in Valpo.

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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.

7 months 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.

7 months ago

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