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Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
Phone Number: +56 32 217647
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This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument....

This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride the lift today and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown and the ocean.

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Go up or down the hills of Valparaiso in an old vintage cable car. It was very inexpensive to ride and you get a beautiful view from the top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went up the Ascensor as part of transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago. These Ascensor are original, have metal rails, and wooden cabins and entrance and exit buildings. They creak on the way up which is scary knowing these ascensors are over 100 year old. The view on top of the Ascensor is spectacular with an very good view of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ascensores are one of the best "Must See" of Valparaíso, besides Street Art. When we look to the rails, cabin and cables it's a little bit frightening but it's a "must travel". We ride on some, day or night (by the way, there is no light inside during the night, so you ride on the dark) and we love it.... More 

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San Antonio Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Go up or down the hills of Valparaiso in an old vintage cable car. It was very inexpensive to ride and you get a beautiful view from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Joined by americans, strange to hear them, the view is awesome and up we go, kind of scary if you freak at heights.

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Rio del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

At the top of the Ascensot/Elevator Artillery you will find out what Chilean tourists do when they come to Valparaiso. No matter what you choose to do, TAKE A LOOK AT THAT VIEW! Vina Del Mar, ConCon, across the bay. A full working port at your feet. Sea gulls flying almost straight toward you at your own altitude. And then:... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is one of the many ascensors that take you up the hills of Valparaiso. Although old and a bit run down, this cablecar is slow enough to allow you to take in the view while you ascend. Worth the ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk and views at the top but limited places to go except back down. I liked the whole ascensor experience though for its unique charm.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Not a big deal I guess. Be aware of some restaurants at the top (Calfulafquen restaurant) with overpriced bad food and waiters willing to ripped you off. Some nice souvenirs shops at the top with a nice view and a friendly atmosphere. Need to pay for toilets ($ 1 )

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's a fun rickety ride, but there are better elevators in town, notably Concepcion. The gentleman who runs it is very nice and informative, though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Famous pictures from the city always include this place. Nice view of the port, the sea and the city.

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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.

over a year ago
Barcelona

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.

over a year ago

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