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Cerro Concepcion

Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Cerro Concepcion (or Concepcion Hill) is only a few blocks from the Puerto or Belle Vista metro stations in Valparaiso.  You can trek up the hill or... more »
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Northborough, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Full disclosure: our son was living in Valparaiso for the year, so when we visited, we had the best possible tour guide (except for the Tours for Tips guide, but I digress). That said, Cerro Concepcion was cool on so many levels (pun intended). You can read other reviews, that do a great job of describing the place. I can... More

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175 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was included in our trip from Santiago, the tour lasted the whole day and we experience this place including the walks in those grafitti full streets, we mingled with locals and took the little cable car which took us down the hill to the plaza, recommend ed to visit when here.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Cerro Concepción is one of the prettiest places I have ever been, but it is also very quirky. The rickety old ascensor takes you up the hill into lots of interweaving, narrow streets splattered with graffiti, murals and colour everywhere you go. There are lovely restaurants with terraces to sit out on as well as lots of hotels and hostels.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
77 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The flat part of Valparaiso around the docks etc. has little to offer, but take off one of those inconspicuous narrow allleys, grab a 100 yr-old funicular for a 40 seconds ride ( a few pesos) and you emerge in a new multicoloured world. Most travel books, the tourist office etc. have walking tours through this colourful wonderland. Everything is... More

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Santiago, Chile
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122 reviews 122 reviews
99 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great place to explore and take photos. Full of tourists, but still charming. Lots of cafes and restaurants.

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Cosmopolis, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This area feels like the heart and soul of Valparaiso - cafes, small independent galleries, and above all, fabulous street art.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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210 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a lovely place to enjoy German, French and British architecture as well as ride the oldest funicular in Valparaiso - which opened 1883. Wear good walking shoes as some streets have large cobblestones.

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Dublin, Ireland
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Conception Hill, as it is known in English, is one of the many hill districts that make up Valparaíso and is one of the eight that are considered part of the historic quarter, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. These old streets are paved in rugged cobblestone and many of them have become rundown with... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An amazing and vibrant area with all the different colours of buildings, the juxtaposition of buildings and all the street art.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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221 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great views, interesting artwork on the walls. Nice restaurants. A great place to visit and safe too if you are sensible. THE place to be in Valparaiso at the moment. Central to most things plus the oldest funicular in town (1883).

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