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“long line, ok view” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ascensor Artilleria

Ascensor Artilleria
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$99.00*
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Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar from Santiago
Ranked #7 of 141 things to do in Valparaiso
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Owner description: This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride the lift today and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown and the ocean.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“long line, ok view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

i dont know why this funicular is so popular but there was a loooong 30 min line which didn't feel worth it in the end. check out the much cheaper one near cero conception.

Visited December 2012
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“A fun adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Valporaiso is largely populated up and down the very high hills and the choice to walk up hundreds of steps or take the Ascensor soon becomes an easy decision. The Ascensor costs approximately 25 cents each way and the views you get as your antiquated carriage rattles up the hill are worth it even if you enjoy the hundreds or thousands of steps you would otherwise make to reach the top.
Definitely a must do both ways at least once

Visited December 2012
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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“always love to take the Ascensor!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

I never get tired of going up or down, my clients love this short ride but is a must to do, Valparaiso has more the 14 ascensores, so pick one and do it is a very typical Valparaiso landmark and is so cheap!!

Visited August 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's a medium of travel for ordinary Valparaísonians but for me it was fun - almost like a roller coaster

Visited November 2012
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“Go in the afternoon or sunset”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

The views from this ascensor are best enjoyed in the afternoon, due to the sun lighting up the city and sea. If you go in the morning you will be looking straight at the sun. There is a great views over the port and town. There is loads of little tourist stalls selling the normal stuff, if you like that stuff and a cafe, which we didn't visit. Nice place to visit to get more views of the town covering all the cerros! There is also a public banos available (for a small fee) at the top. Always nice to know where they are when you're out and about.

Visited October 2012
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