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Address: Papudo 541, Valparaiso, Chile, Valparaiso, Chile
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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Wonderful street art and many restaurants

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This area of the city is very well preserved. All houses are old, and used as boutique hotels, restaurants and shops. You can spend the whole afternoon getting lost in the maze of streets and having a very good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Best way to go up and down from the new part of Valparaiso to the old city. The cost is only about $2 so very cheap for a unique experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Valparaiso is a beautiful city. We enjoyed the fascinating views of the city with its many hills (cerros) and Pablo Neruda’s La Sebastiana museum, parks and good looking architecture buildings. Vina de Mar is Chile’s prime resort with its flora clock, casino and beaches.It was a real pleasure visiting that part of Chile!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

interesting to walk, lots of art and craft stores. people very friendly and very well decorated walls with beautiful paintings and graffiti

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Safe, entertaining and well-connected. It is the place to be in Valparaiso. Plenty of food choice at all prices and good quality art galleries, shops and coffee places to check out. And relatively clean compared to other locations in town

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Address: Address: Papudo 541, Valparaiso, Chile, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso

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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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