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Address: Papudo 541, Valparaiso, Chile, Valparaiso, Chile
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Description: The amazing eastern views provided by this magnificent hilltop are some of...
The amazing eastern views provided by this magnificent hilltop are some of the best in the country.
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Such a lovely area to wander around and awesome views from the great heights of Concepcion. We went on a walking tour that took up to Cerro Concepcion but we return a few days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Such a lovely area to wander around and awesome views from the great heights of Concepcion. We went on a walking tour that took up to Cerro Concepcion but we return a few days later to cruise around and enjoy it all again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Walking around in nice weather, there's no reason not to check out the view. Nice buildings and some good places to eat or drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The Concepción cerro (hill) is one of the many hillside residential and accommodation (plus bars and restaurants) areas of Valparaiso. The views are magnificent and this is a safe and pleasant area to way around. Lost of decent restaurants, bars and cafes plus some attractive hotels located in some of the old houses built in the area during the late... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very lovely area of Valparaíso. Loved the quaint shopping and café. Lots of tourists and lots of pictures to be taken in the area. A great place to wonder and stumble upon beautiful street art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Looking back on visiting Valparaiso, it's difficult not to get carried away on a wave of nostalgia for its beauty, intrigue and exuberance. Cerro Concepcion is at the very centre of all that's wonderful about Valparaiso. The street art, the architecture, the stories, the views - all fantastic. So if you've only got a day in Valpo (poor you), go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Concepcion ended up being one of our favorite places to wander and explore. A lot of beautiful murals, many restaurants, and good views. This cerro had a welcoming and safe vibe. A "Must See" part of the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It would be hard to imagine another place in the world that has the vibrancy of color and imagination as Cerro Conception. Valparaiso is a great place to visit and this is their gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I stayed right on the rim of this cerro, or "hill," and loved it. Filled with restaurants offering expansive views, artist shops, funiculars, graffiti/murals, and all sorts of colorful et ceteras, this is the place to be and stay in Valparaiso. You can feel the city's heartbeat on this hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre, above the port, are to be seen together and represent the epitome of easy living by the Europeans in the 19th century. Take a look at the Anglican and Lutheran churches, which are among the best preserved buildings in the town. But mainly admire the lovely mansions which house all kinds of art galleries, bars,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Right, so actually the view from Cerro Conception isn't as good as the view from Artilleria. However, unlike Artilleria, Cerro Concepcion has boutique hotels with terraces overlooking the bay serving pricey but good meals, cocktails, and Chilean wines. That counts for a great deal. It is also walking distance to the Alegre barrio, which counts for less. If you want... 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.

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