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Reviewed December 21, 2018

There are lots of trams taking passengers up and down the hills in this hillside town. This is one of the most picturesque and best restored. A fun ride.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This is the only "true" elevator in Valparaíso. Others are technically funicular. Opened since 1913 and still working.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The tunnel was great, & good views from the top over the coloured houses on the nearby hills. View also showed that it was a poorer neighbourhood than the hills at the opposite end of the bay (Cerro Alegre etc). We wandered off to photograph...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

When visiting Valparaiso, you must not miss this historic elevator. It is quite amazing to understand why and how it was built.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed February 17, 2018

If you arrive by bus, you could head south to this ascensor before heading west to the main part of town. It is clearly a poorer area but should be fine during the day - we even saw a couple of small guided tours. Pay...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank mrdom
Reviewed December 26, 2017

We took most ascensores in Valparaíso (some were shut for repairs). They are all worth it, both for the experience and for the view. My husband said "it is just a lift", but the rest of the family thought it was well worth it. We...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

This Ascensor is different to others in Valparaiso in that is actually a lift rather than a funicular. It is accessed via a tunnel that goes off the end of Almirante Simpson ( just to the NE of the trolley bus terminal) The views from...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

The lift has now re-opened. It is interesting as it is the only vertical lift and it goes through a tunnel. The views above aren´t particularly inspiring and the doors on the ground floor are those of a standard lift. The best part is the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Stuart J
Reviewed June 18, 2017

I have visited Valparaiso many times but I had never made my way over to Cerro Polanco. It has the must unique acensor in Valpo in that, from below, you go through a long subterranean tunnel and then take an elevator to the top of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ryan W
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Ascensor Polanco was refurbished and reopened a little while back and it is kind of interesting, especially the tunnel that leads to the ascensor. But once you get to the top there is not a whole lot to do. Be careful in this neighborhood, especially...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Paco S
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