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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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St Marys, GA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

very nice area with lots of artists and lots of views. Quaint and colorful painted houses, boutiques and restaurants. We took Ascensor Conception up to area and walked around with guide who pointed out historic sights and told us the background of the area. Found a great restaurant that we walked back to from hotel for dinner. As another reviewer... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We decided we would walk up & it was steep in places: A number of very nicely painted houses, boutique hotels, restaurants, art shops and B&Bs plus of course street art. Though not as impressive as the street art in the Barrio Bellavista in Santiago.Unfortunately the day was cloudy & we missed the blue skies you see on most photos... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We walked around here for a couple of hours and really loved it. So many cool little places to explore and I can imagine there are a number of little nooks and crannies that would be really awesome to explore as a local. It clearly caters to a tourist vibe, but it still has a feel of looking like it... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is my favourite part of Valparaiso. The views are lovely, there are historic sights to see, and it feels safer than many other parts of town. We took the funicular up the hill and then wandered the streets enjoying the street art and stopping at the little shops. It was easy to find a good lunch spot with a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We walked around Concepcion Hills for hours. The street art and murals are beautiful and varied. The many colors of imagination greet you wherever you look. We took an Ascensor to the top and when we arrived, we walked into a street fair. There are many shops and restaurants throughout Cerro Concepcion. However, the real attractions are the streets and... More 

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Clifton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved this beautifully restored Art Deco house, filled with a wide variety of art from 18th century to contemporary work. This house, built for a mineral magnate, was stunning and well worth the visit just to see the quality of the workmanship, it also happened to be in a great setting with views of the bay. Loved seeing how... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

With my 5-day experience: no difference. Both are basically the same area with dozens of guesthouses, boutique hotels, hostels, souvenir and handicraft stores, and of course restaurants. Walls are literally covered with murals and graffiti, but unfortunately you can't see much street life at the cerros. Most of the action (especially nightlife) is near Plaza Anibal Pinto in downtown. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What a fun little neighborhood. The place is filled with hostels, restaurants and great graffiti! Great place to stay!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This gives you access to lots of lovely restaurants and bars. Great views of the town too. One of the more expensive ascensors, about 30p!

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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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