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Cerro Concepcion

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Address: Valparaiso, Chile Papudo 541, Valparaiso 2370621, Chile
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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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Wander around and discover

A great place to wander and discover the sights and history of the area. From several of the balconies you get great views over the city and Port.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great place to wander and discover the sights and history of the area. From several of the balconies you get great views over the city and Port.

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area with a lot of nice wall paintings. Great to just stroll around the streets by yourself. We saw it when we were on a city tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steep hills of Valparaiso mean that there are fantastic views from Cerro Concepción. The city’s first funicular, Ascensor Concepción, climbs 69 meters at a 45-degree gradient from an inconspicuous entrance at the upper end of Carreño, just off Prat, to Paseo Gervasoni. This funicular dates from 1883. The residences are so beautifully coloured- just ruined a bit by corrugated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

was a great time to hike the cerro concepcion and the elevator wich is amazing time-back on history and feelings ...walkinf thorough the sidewalks and stares full of colors and paints is one book alive on your walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views from Cerro Concepcion and a great deal of street murals of all sorts.Take a tour with Valpo Tours for a couple of hours to look at a variety of these murals

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great location to have a nice view of the surround and the harbour. Learning about the culture, the area and how resident go about their daily lives. Do not forget to take the cable car ride, quiet a experience. Would spend a few days here to explore more if I come again. Only here on a day tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Good place to walk around if you have a free afternoon. Good views. Cool narrow streets. Some nice street art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Stayied at hotel boutique Casa nomade. Nice area with Good restaurangs, lot of murales and order nice tvingas to look at

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

As part of our transfer from the Celebrity Infinity to Santiago by South Excursions, we were led by our tour guide Camila through this beautiful neighborhood in our exploration of Valparaiso. A must see of narrow meandering streets, a rainbow of colorful wall art, beautiful architecture and a commanding view of the ocean and city. Worthy of a stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

It's a beautiful neighborhood with lots of little shops and restaurants. Great wall art done by some well-known grafetti artists.

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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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