Chile travel

Valparaíso

Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You’ll discover something new at every turn: a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery or some little gastronomic ‘find’.

Revel in the crazy architecture of this World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, ride its historic funicular elevators and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. Feel the excitement in the air at one of the city’s many carnivals, or celebrate New Year in spectacular style at Valparaiso’s ocean-front fireworks party.

Don’t forget to explore the port and fishing wharves, where you’ll get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly-caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen’s banter!

The ‘Jewel of the Pacific,’ as Valparaíso is known, is also home to Chile’s legislative Congress and the headquarters of the Chilean navy. Admire these historic buildings and soak up the country’s maritime history!

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If you want to know more about the activities and accommodation options in Valparaiso, visit www.ciudaddevalparaiso.cl



Discover the attractions of Valparaíso

Alegre and Concepcion Hills

Lose yourself in Valparaiso's hills and discover the stories hiding in its staircases, funiculars (elevators that run on rail tracks) and quaint houses. Take the El Peral funicular, where at the top you'll be welcomed by the beautiful Paseo Yugoslavo[...]

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La Sebastiana, House-Museum of Pablo Neruda

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Valparaiso Bay from the top of Bellavista Hill. Take in the colors and the quaint houses that breathe life into Chile's main port. Discover the best kept secrets of renowned Chilean poet Pablo Neruda[...]

Culture

Ruta Ascensores

Valparaiso invites you to visit its hills, but it doesn't want you to get tired out! Step onto its famous funiculars (elevators built on rail tracks) and visit the heights of the main port. Take the Artilleria Funicular up to[...]

Culture

Sotomayor Square

A must-see when visiting Valparaiso is the Sotomayor Square (Plaza Sotomayor), known for its eye-catching monument dedicated to the seamen who lost their lives in the Iquique Naval Battle. This greatly patriotic site is surrounded by heritage buildings. Take a[...]

Culture

Robinson Crusoe Island

Island of pirates and treasures, visiting it is going into the fantastic world of writer Daniel Defoe. Look everywhere for Friday, so he can guide you along the coastal cliffs, through the lush endemic vegetation and to the amazing sea[...]

Elqui Valley

Are you a nature enthusiast looking for a different kind of break? Why not explore the beautiful Elqui Valley? Discover its vineyard-filled slopes and visit charming small towns where agriculture and tourism meet. See Vicuña, birthplace of the poet and[...]

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@Sidetracked Travel Blog

Out of all the stops my parents made on their Central and South America cruise, Valparaiso looks like the coolest port. This city appears to be full of culture, vibrant art, and a rainbow of colorful buildings! I would have loved to explore and spend a few days in this quirky port.

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@Wanderlust Chloe

Valpo to its locals, Valparaiso to the masses. and a mouthful for tourists to pronounce (here goes nothing “Valpar-aa-eeee-so”)… Whatever you choose to call it, you’re guaranteed to come away agreeing Valpariso is a beautiful, vibrant mess.

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