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Address: Valparaiso, Chile Papudo 541, Valparaiso 2370621, Chile

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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Colorfull awesomeness

A nice mellow neighbourhood in Santiago. A showcase for urban art, great restaurants and friendly people. My favourite part of Chile so far.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice mellow neighbourhood in Santiago. A showcase for urban art, great restaurants and friendly people. My favourite part of Chile so far.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the chance to stay in a hotel in the neighborhood and walked around the ate multiple times. The way to do this area is simply wonder around the narrow streets. There are so many cool little places and some awesome art. Well worth doing while in Valparaiso.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Talented people are beautifying this hillside neighborhood. Houses, boutique shops and hotels are brightly painted or adorned with magnificent art. Lots of restaurants are open to visitors. Many artists are selling quality crafts. It was so much more exciting than what we saw earlier in our day tour of Viña/Valparaiso.

Thank MissMem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the Unesco hills full of street art and colored houses that you want to see. Lots of restaurants and shops

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The typical houses, painted with art graffiti were totally enjoyable. Hipster ambiance, typical handicraft shops, nice people attending, was a surprise! And save the image ww had of Valparaiso up to the port. The cable car to go up is from 1893 and its the same wood cabin, bit scary but definitely typical!

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We only had 3 hours to explore Valparaiso, so I chose to go to this touristy area of the city. We parked in an underground parking lot on Bellavista/Brasil. We walked to the Ascensor Rein Victoria. There is a Tourist information office in the little triangle just before you get to the ascensor. It is next to some flower shops.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice area to walk around. Get a free map to use for self guided walk tour. Recommend to ride the lift...only 300 Chilean pesos. Interesting art work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

just take the funicular and get thee up to this cerro-- you will not regret. The view is unforgettable-- and there are little coffee shops etc. up there.

Thank MadridGalapagos
Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

You get a great overview of the city and the Cerro is very charming, romantic even to go as a couple. Taking the elevator is an extra thrill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Colorful, bohemian, hip, historic and amazing hill in historic Valparaiso. Best if by foot. There are endless hidden treasures, passageways and little streets that offer surprises at every turn. Filled with individually owned galleries, workshops, cafes, hostels and restaurants. Highly recommended.

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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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