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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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Explore the hills

We had a great time getting lost in the hills of Cerro Concepcion. A beautiful area full of interesting shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying in a hostel or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a great time getting lost in the hills of Cerro Concepcion. A beautiful area full of interesting shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend staying in a hostel or hotel in this area.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This hill provides great views of the port and there are many outdoor vendors, restaurants, and tourist shops there. It is also a crossroad and you can meet many fellow travelers there.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our visit to South America. It was literally like walking through a museum. The views from the hill are extraordinary and the art is everywhere. If you walk too fast you are likely to miss something. Check out the small studios that sell local art.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 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 October 5, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 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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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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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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