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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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Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and practical worth the ride up the hill anyway. old and rickety full of charm with good views of harbor

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 44BRADN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This ascensor it’s a bit slower than some of the others so it will take longer until you get in. From the Cerro you will see the harbour and part of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank angelgher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ascensor itself is a non-event if you have taken others in town. The point is to get to the top of the hill, which has great views over the harbor. I took it both directions so not sure how long the walk is up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 964philipm
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We visited Valparaíso on NYE and NYD so the elevators were all closed. We only had time to do this one when they reopened on 2 January. Just missed one going up but only had to wait 5 mins for the next one at about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OwenB130
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Good view from this Ascensor, one of the better ones, and one of the longer ones too. And at the top there are good open views. 300 CH Pesos one way. We chose to walk back down and search out more street art.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NGPAT
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Very close to the harbour you will have stunning views over the bay of Valparaiso. At the top there is a walkway "Paseo 21 de Mayo" from which you can take the best pictures of Valparaiso. Don't miss the blue mansion at the top!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine P
Reviewed December 18, 2018

This is one of the many trams carrying passengers up and down the hill in this hillside city. Very practical to save you a big climb.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Artilleria funicular, opened in 1893, is one of only 7 working funiculars. Valparaiso had as many as 30 at one time, today 16 remain. All are National Monuments and there is an ongoing effort to restore those that are not operational. Our guide Fernando...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed August 28, 2018

it yields a great view on the harbour also take the time to have a view to oldhouses in Playa Ancha, this municipality has an autonomous

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Not well maintained cablecars lead you to a hill from which the entire city of Valparaiso is spread in front of your eyes. Rides are 300 pesos each way.

Date of experience: July 2018
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RitaGreenApple
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.
January 27, 2015|
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Response from Pit L | Reviewed this property |
Que terrible! Lo siento. Si, hay ladrones en el puerto, y en enero y febrero hay muchos profesionales. ¿La ciudad más peligrosa en el país? No, pero, una con un flujo de turistas.
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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.
January 27, 2015|
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Response from RitaGreenApple | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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eng333
New Jersey
Valparaiso Report (0 Replies)
I just returned from my trip a few days ago. From Santiago, I took the Metro to Pajaritos. It was pretty simple to get a bus. It was so easy, I actually arrived much earlier than planned and ended up having alot of time to kill. From the Valparaiso bus station, I took the trolleybus 802. It was only 270. Took it all the way to the end and got on the Ascensor Artilleria. Great view of the port from there. After that I walked over the the Plaza Sotomayor area and took the Ascensor El Peral up....More
April 28, 2017|
KiwiGav27
London, United Kingdom
Mugging today - please be careful. (8 Replies)
Today my wife was violently mugged at 10:20am of her small "across the body" bag in Valparaiso. It was near the stairs to the Ascensor Artilleria. We were about to climb the stairs - only because the Ascensor is out of order and a man came out of nowhere from behind my wife who was one pace behind me. He snatched her bag which she had in front of her and was holding at the waist. He pulled her back so violently that the bag strap - strong canvas snapped but also pulled her backwards down 6...More
November 11, 2013|
Response fromdancingmolly|
Such a shame. I do hope your wife is alright. I am sure the shock plus the loss of her handbag plus the fall will have been horrible for her - and you. It really is no consolation to say it happens everywhere when it happened there and to you. Were you heading south or have you already been?