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Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

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Small Group Tour: Viña del Mar, Valparaiso and Wine Tasting in Casablanca Valley
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“panama canal” (5 reviews)
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Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a private tour of the old city, we discovered the most amazing cobblestone streets and gorgeous buildings full of charm and beauty. With the help of our guide explaining the history, old Valparaiso came alive, and we were mesmerised by it and the thought...More

Thank GraemeR41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the gold rush in California and before the Panama Canal was built, when Valparaiso was THE port in South SA merica serving the western United States, this street in Valparaiso was one of the wealthiest in the world. Spend an hour walking both ways!

Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 16 July 2017

On the lower ground, at the foot of the city foothills, you'll still find colourful buildings and quaint architecture and this neighbourhood surrounding the main docks is better than most for some photos and a sense of the town.

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We came to Valparaiso as it is Unesco listed and expected a acquaint town with much graffiti wall art as in Bellavista Santiago. This is not what we saw!!!! There is certainly graffiti everywhere and some wall art but very little. There are some beautiful...More

2  Thank missiquincy
Reviewed 1 May 2017

After our tours took us through the graffiti neighbourhoods in Punta Arenas and Puerto Montt we were so looking forward to our tour the historic quarter of Valparaiso. What a disappointment; drive out of the port area and drive into graffiti and derelict buildings that...More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great. Just spectacular. SO amazing and cool! A MUST SEE!!! Amazing walk! Great sights! Great for all ages!

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Have lots of fun exploring the little side alleys and road but be prepared for a lot of steep climbs and outstanding views.

Thank Andy-Dana
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Valparaiso seems a typical 19th century port which went down and is now recovering. Much of the old port area is shabby but that is characterful shabby whilst there are funicular railways that will take you uphills to colourful districts with fine views over the...More

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It doesn't look like a bad neighborhood but anything south of Plaza Sotomeyer is notorious for pickpockets, some with weapons. After an uneventful trip up and down the ascensor, we walked through this neighborhood. It was mid-day. I was accosted on the sidewalk by a...More

2  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A visit to Valparaiso provides one with an opportunity to be in a seaport which has a long and significant history. From its very early post Spain to pre Panama Canal and even today where it has adjusted, Valpo presents one with a unique opportunity...More

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Meri A
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Response from Dan L | Reviewed this property |
I have never visited in July. If you google Valparaiso weather, you will get forward forecasts.