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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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One of the biggest elevators to the hill

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Perm, Russia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rugby, United Kingdom
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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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Portland, Oregon, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

3 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.

3 months ago

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