Valparaiso Travel Guide
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 69%Local Culture
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
- 61%History Buffs
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- ValparaisoCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersVegetarian+ 2Jun 30, 2014
Artsy and chaotic, this city is everything I love about South America. I enjoyed just about everything from roaming around taking of photos of street art, to hitting all of the "touristy" spots like the funiculars and Pablo Neruda's eclectic house, and even to eavesdropping on the conversations of old sailors down at the bars by the docks. Definitely worth a visit!Recommended for:
- ValparaisoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersOct 18, 2013
Take a short bus ride (~1.5 hrs) from Santiago, and spend a night in Valpo. It's a cozy, beautiful town full of "cerros" (hills). You could easily spend an afternoon wondering through los cerros, marveling at the colorful old houses and street murals. Valpo also houses one of Pablo Neruda's homes, so if you're the literary type, Valparaiso is a real gem.Recommended for:
- ValparaisoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersApr 30, 2013
Funiculars have served Valparaíso since the late 1800s; ride one of the acensores up the hills to look down at the colorful urban sprawl fringing the sea below. The port city is the cultural hub of Chile (poet Pablo Neruda once lived here), and the residents’ creative spirit manifests itself in the vibrant tones of the multihued homes and the bohemian murals tagging the walls.
- ValparaisoJul 05, 2012
Seeing as everytime I come to Valpo, there is a massive earthquake- I tend to stay away. The place is actually small, but colorful. Right now they are doing a lot of construction up on the hills, which kind of detracts from Valpo's charm. All in all a great place to spend a couple days.
- ValparaisoJul 05, 2012
Valparaiso is the right next to Vina, but is less expensive, more proletarian. There are phenomenal inexpensive seafood restaurants right by the beach. The seafood is all fresh and you really cannot go wrong. I prefer Vina but Valpo is definitely worth visiting.
- ValparaisoFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
I visited Valparaiso last August/September, but stayed in Vina Del Mar.
If you read up some guidebooks you'll get an idea of what Valparaiso is all about - its a small city with colorful houses going up a whole bunch of hills. The bottom of the city is the commercial area and has a much different feel - far louder and busier. Up the hills are some good restaurants and spots where you can get great views of the bay.
I would say it's worth a visit but one day is enough. Its also a lot of hard work going up and down the hills and its an extremely hard city to navigate.
There is a metro which connects Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso - they are essentially one urban area.
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