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    Alix F
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    4 Jun 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!

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    Cristóbal Ganderats
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    5 Jun 14, 2014

    VALPARAISO PHOTO SAFARI © 2014 Cristobal Ganderats www.ganderats.com @ganderats  #chile #valparaiso #photosafari 

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    Ivana Ng
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    5 Oct 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.

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    5 Apr 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.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Oct 08, 2012

    Valparaiso seems to have more city than it has places to put it. Even the very steep hills have houses hanging off them, each of them playfully colored.

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    Peter Murphy
    5 Sep 23, 2012

    There is a reason this is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is an abandoned city from the 1880-1920s era that is still rich in culture, architecture and locals. It is dirty, it is chaotic, but a must if you come to Chile.

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    Noah Aron
    4 Jul 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.

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    Kate Rivas
    4 Jul 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.

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    jaron
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    3 Jul 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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    Aracelis Santiago
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    3 Mar 19, 2013
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    5 Jun 22, 2012
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    3 Jul 27, 2011
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    5 Feb 09, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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Art lays its rangy hands on every surface in Valparaiso. And not just in the form of murals, authorized and un-, which appear on every block, perhaps even more common than the city's abundant cats. The neighborhoods themselves seem like artwork: homes are walled with corrugated tin, usually painted a primary color. Not satisfied with accosting their streets with rainbows, they keep after their ... read more
house-art, using whatever they have at hand. They make a doorknob out of a bike gear. They sneak a rubber cat into the window of a burnt-out house. They glue an old boat to the side of their house. In addition to its ubiquitous art, the city's other defining characteristic is its kamikaze hilliness. It's so steep, you could practically read it left to right, top to bottom. To navigate the city’s strenuous verticality, residents and visitors have the benefit of dozens of all-weather elevators, or funiculars. Pay 300 pesos and you will be transported – in a jerking 75-year-old wood box – to altitude. This city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and will quickly become your favorite city in Chile.

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