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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Small Group Tour: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley
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The City Gets "Smaller" and More Intimate

We have come to know our "way around town" quite nicely. At first it just seemed so big; after a couple of bus rides (about $.60 U.S.), and a couple of strolls around town, we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rio del Mar, California
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Rio del Mar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have come to know our "way around town" quite nicely. At first it just seemed so big; after a couple of bus rides (about $.60 U.S.), and a couple of strolls around town, we got it. THREE MAIN PLAZAS: Sotomayor, Victoria/Bolivar, and Anibal. Spot those on your map and everything else leads around or slightly away from there. ASCENSORES... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I loved it, but I don't think everyone would. It is an UNESCO site and because of this I was expecting something different. It is a dirty city and a lot of it is in state of disrepair. Saying that, I loved it. The city itself is a lot like San Fransisco so many years ago. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic, did a day trip which included Vina del Mar. Personally I wouldn't bother with investing too much time at VdM as it was pretty generic and dull - if you're pressed for time I'd stick to Valparaiso only. The place is so unique and every street is a canvas of the most fantastic street art. Great... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a very interesting City . Drivings around, everywhere is Colour and Grafitti more like murals. It feels like art is everywhere. I loved driving around and just looking at the way the people live. Big contrast to Santiago. This port City is worth visiting specially if you are Cruising.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Valparaiso is a beautiful city and there is lots to see. I want to advise on the area between Plaza Sotomayor and Elevador Artilleria, which is not to be walked into lightly. Although the overall city is amazing and safe, that specific quarter is dirty, gritty, filled with dark alleys and drifters, and was the only moment we felt unsafe... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We toured Valparaiso on our way to a cruise. Our tour was a fairly quick driving tour, but we got a good luck of the graffiti and public art all over Valparaiso. We also saw many examples of the decorated stairs, and the funiculars that are used to carry people up and down the steep, hilly terrain. It is beautiful... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The historic quarter of Valparaiso is a bit different from most historic quarters as it is still an active business/residential area rather than a tourist destination. Filled with brightly colored buildings, murals and soem shops and restaurants, it is definetly a place to go when in Valparaiso.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Valparaíso is a sea port surrounded by a hillside of dilapidated , colourful shanty buildings and beautiful street art licking almost every other wall . Cars parked on roofs and bicycles sitting on ledges outside windows due to overpopulation . You need to walk from the top down along the cobbled narrow streets to appreciate the magic of this place... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We walked this area until I could not walk anymore and enjoyed every minute of it. Historic buildings are everywhere and are just beautiful. Great restaurants everywhere you turn!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The "street art" murals are absolutely amazing. This is way beyond graffiti. A photographers paradise.

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