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Reviewed 4 days ago

When in Valparaiso, it's a must to use the funicular. Many of them are over 100 years old, and they are very cheap - as an essential means of transport should be. Great views from the top, and a great experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is like riding something you would find in a museum, definitely worth the small price, to get down to the water!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank goundar-morton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have long wanted to experience the Funicular of Valparaiso. This was my first, and it was fantastic. There are 15 currently working Funiculars in the city. As others say, it beats walking up the very steep steps, but it is a great experience in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must to get the feel of Valparaiso. Pretty much hidden, like all the ascensors, but linking the esplanade area to the attractive Dimalow area. Living history, with efficient staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MRigby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These types of funiculars are all over the city's hills and are the best way to get to the tops for great views and also to start your walking tours as you work your way down the hills.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick, fun, cheap (CHP100) ride. We went up at night. Being steep - and a bit old - it was noticeably wobbly during the ascent. Entrance was no problem. The board walkway at the exit has a nice view of the neighborhood.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a number of years with the two “inclines,” as they are referred to there I was eager to see what this local incline was like. The ride is inexpensive, 100 pesos each way, pay at the bottom. The ride...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visitors to Valparaiso must ride the ancient funiculars and this is one of the best. A short, cheap, scenic and well maintained, century old ride connects a place of great views, restaurants and hotels with the downtown area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stella317
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Just a short walk up the hill from Plaza Anibal Pinto this ascensor gets you up to a great neighborhood to walk around in. There is also a slide for the kids to try at the top. If there is a line at the top...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rhammeror
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

The many “ascensors” in Valparaíso are worth using although sometimes difficult to find. Stick to the UNESCO area though as down town is scruffy ( not quaint) and not recommended late at night.

Date of experience: February 2019
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RitaGreenApple
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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Siempre respondo lo mismo a todos mis clientes que vienen del extranjero cuando me preguntan si Chile es o no un lugar seguro para visitar. Mi respuesta es: ¡SI! El problema radica en que los visitantes de fuera de Chile... More
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