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Ascensor Artilleria

Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
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Ranked #13 of 42 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & 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, Sights & 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
128 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Valpariso is a unique town. This town has a narrow flat strip of land along the waterfront. After the flat land is a strip of mountains. That's why they have a series of ascensors. Today they still have 14 left for public use, provided for people to go up and down. Ascensor Artilleria is one of the most famous ones... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The views from Ascensor Artilleria over the bay, city and the port are fantastic! Day light hits the city and it is just fabulous. Sunset will paint the city in different color. It is also really nice to watch the ships being loaded in the port. You can imagine what is in those containers and where are they going. There... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I didn't find ascensors themselves very interesting, old wooden boxes running up and down, seen one seen them all. More interesting is view from top station of the funicular. From top of Artilleria there was nice view over the Valparaiso and also one famous building, blue hotel hanging on the edge of the hill. If I remember correctly price was... More 

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Elgin
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Took a trip up this ascencor on final morning of stay in Valparaiso and glad I did. Had been looking for postcards and found lots of good ones in the shop at the top, also nice selction of ponchos, capes and t-shirts, all at reasonable prices. Great vistas from the top too.

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Aberdeen, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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382 helpful votes 382 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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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.

4 days 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.

4 days ago

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