ValparaísoRegión de Valparaiso
Valparaiso is the country's largest port and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, it is a charming city surrounded by hills that easily captivates visitors. It was discovered in 1536 by the first Spanish expedition to Chile led by Diego de Almagro. The port besides its great historical heritage has an architecture that does not respect the urban logic and awakens the admiration of artists, architects, bohemians and citizens around the world.
Valparaiso's population began to grow with the commercial opening of American ports after independence in the 19th century, becoming one of the major ports of arrival and scales of ships crossing the Strait of Magellan between the Atlantic and Pacific.
The city has suffered fires and earthquakes, but always rises again. Its special buildings with an English and French influence have been preserved to this day, also preserved are the old elevators in the past were used to climb up the than 40+ hills that exist in the city.
Strolling around you can see the many alleys, viewpoints, large stairs and passageways. Valparaiso is also called the Jewel of the Pacific because of its valuable heritage. The main tourist attractions are outdoor museums, the home of poet Pablo Neruda called La Sebastiana, Paseo Gervasoni, Paseo Bellavista, Cerro Carcel, many pubs with a lot of history, the Matriz Church and the market etc ... The list can be endless, and begins, again, from street to street and from hill to hill.
There are several options for dining and lodging to all prices. We recommend visiting the traditional restaurants Cinzano or Jota Cruz, which are symbols of the cuisine of the port.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- It is the most unique city in Chile
- Walking is the best way to experience Valparaíso
- Unforgettable hillsides
- Unesco World Heritage site
- Some find the city rundown and dirty
- You don't really 'do' much in this city
Somewhere Special To Stay
|Casa Higueras||215 USD|