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Cerro Concepcion

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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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Scenic area with small shops and restaurants.

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is culturally a vibrant and picturesque district with boutiques, eateries, art galleries. All the while, you go up or down the steep roads, you are surrounded by vibrant colors of Chilean street art/ graffiti, and ocean viewpoints and the port.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your time going up hill and once you get up the views are great and the street art incredible. Be sure to step in to the little shops.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not in Valparaiso for long, but we were on the Cerro Concepcion probably 4 times to explore and wander the hillside neighborhoods, shops, and restaurants. Don't miss doing this - you'll find yourself quickly immersed in the daily routine of this unique place and with the friendly Chilean people. You'll be tired at the end of the day,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Get loss looking for the nicest and interesting houses converted in boutique hotels. do not drive, just walk.

Thank ricardo r
Rio del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Cerro Concepción is a defacto open air museum of murals plastered on an up and down hillside. It is at once quirky and fairly simple to navigate. Besides, there is so much to see, so many shops to prowl, so many cafes/restaurants that it doesn't really matter which direction you take or which street you choose to follow. Cerro Concepción... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

What an interesting neighborhood. I would never had thought I would enjoy walking around looking at terrific wall murals and colorful houses. The area is an untraditional art museum and an architectural delight. Our guide, Thomas (Chileprivatetours.com) took us all over, up and down a lot of streets. There are a lot to see, the artists are very creative and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Took the elevator funecular up to the top and enjoyed all the artisan shops , restaurants and beautiful views of the city. Definitely the place to be

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely a must-see area while visiting Valparaiso. There are many great walls and art works in this area and also a lot of shops and restaurants. The piano steps are behind the green church (Iglesja Luterana). Paseo Dimalow is a great walkway also. A great place to get lost for a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Cerro concepcion is surrounded by little local stores which offer from cloth to fancy paintings... It has a lot of options to eat and drink and different price so you wount struggle with that. You can have a 1 dollar juice or a 100 dollars fancy dinner. It's has a nice access by an old elevator and you arrive to... More 

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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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