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Ascensor Artilleria

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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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Ascend in a vintage cable car !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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Rio del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Jannali, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Cheo R
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Stinz3
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Valparaiso tumbles down the hillsides to the water and views stretch in all directions. In an effort to save your legs while walking between art galleries, cafes and glasses of pisco sour, the ascensors are a lifesaver to get you up for the views and it's easy enough to walk back down to the next one. Very grateful for all... More 

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Maleny, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

These are a part of the culture.Give them all a go Very unique to the city.They have a place in Valpariso history

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Valparaiso, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Using the Ascensor Artilleria makes the trip up a very steep hill much easier to the PAseo de mayo with its amazing brews over the city

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

A bit of a line up at the base, but it was about 6;30pm Had no fears for safety as the mechanism was visible and looked well maintained.Great views

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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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