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“What fun ... and a real piece of history!” 5 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 #6 of 141 things to do in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
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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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162 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“What fun ... and a real piece of history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We began our ascensor adventure at the top of the hill ... first walking through the interesting neighborhood and the shops and then 'boarding' the historical ride down the hill! Great views from the windows ... and enjoyed the short ride ... and all tumbled out to the sidewalk below. It is very well used by the locals ... just a fun experience!
If you happen to be in Valparsiso .. try this ... fun and a great view of the port below.

Visited December 2012
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Santiago
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great fun and functional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have travelled on a number of these and this one is not as steep as some and because of the grill on the front and back windows, doesn't offer the same photo opportunities. But that said, the glass on the side allow a gorgeous view over the port. And be sure to look out for the hairy 'chicken' spider that sometimes sits on the wall (outside the carriage) down the bottom.

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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286 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Nice souvenir shops on the top”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice view from the top, you can see the sea and the port if it's not foggy. They have nice souvenir shops cheaper than the ones in front of the port.

Visited January 2013
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Green Valley, AZ
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Acsensors of Valparaiso are fun to ride. This one has a nice souvenir market at the top and great views of the port.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Judith U
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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must-try”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Definitely take this to go up the Paseo 21 de Mayo. It was truly a unique experience that I have not encountered before. The wooden trailer and the flimsy cable scared my a little at first, but the ride was actually very smooth with a little bump at the start. It took a shorter time than I was expecting though given its price.

Visited March 2013
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