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Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
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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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Great view and history to boot

This Funicular has the best view of the working harbor. Huge ships of all sorts are be worked right be for your eyes. The ride up is lovely. Nice little booths at the top for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Cmuffy
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This Funicular has the best view of the working harbor. Huge ships of all sorts are be worked right be for your eyes. The ride up is lovely. Nice little booths at the top for shopping. All around nice.

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Alnmouth, Northumberland, UK
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The uphill queue was long with the cars lightly loaded (perhaps a safety restriction) but the compensation was free tango dancing while we waited.

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Thank John T
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many ascensors or funiculars in Val--they are very inexpensive so try as many as possible. it's a great way to see the harbour and explore the city.

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Thank Phyllis B
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ascensor is located by the port so has an incredible view of the port area overlooking Valparaiso. Worth a visit

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Thank Trapezer
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views of the Bay. We were there on 12/31 and at noon people were already packing the area waiting for the fireworks...with food and lots of drinks. Very nice walk around the top and down.

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Thank YDz
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This funicular brings you up to the viewpoint 21 de mayo where you have a beautiful view over the port and the city of Valparaiso. When the weather conditions are good you could see vina del mar as well.

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Thank Christian E
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Funiculars are a must. An incredible experience that has been going on for many,many years. Ridiculously cheap and fun with a real sense of history.

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Thank Douglas R
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

There are many Ascensors in Valpo - but if there is one you should not miss - then it is this one. Beautiful views of the city an the port from the top.

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Pleasanton, California
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553 reviews
355 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

it's a bit on the edge of the typical touristy area (but still within walking distance) and this is on of the most iconic symbols of Valparaiso. It's not a thrill ride by any means. Actually, it's so valuable exactly because it feels so routine and ordinary, just like subway in London - something you can see being an organic... More 

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San Francisco
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671 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

A ride on this ascensor for only 300 pesos is shocking and amazing. The view on the way up is seriously one of the best in the city. The cabin is original wooden material. The track is a little bit bent. The station where you pay is awesome and old and wooden. Then, the view from the nearby terrace is... More 

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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.

over a year 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.

over a year ago

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