travel42 Port Guide: Valparaiso

Valparaiso travel42 Port of Call Guide

Founded in 1536, 75 mi/120 km northwest of Santiago, the picturesque port city of Valparaiso, Chile, was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its distinctively spontaneous hills' neighborhoods and their vernacular architecture, including more than a dozen ascensores (funicular cable cars) that connect the port with its surrounding heights.

Among the distinctive streets, buildings and churches in the main town are three lookout terraces: Paseo Yugoslavo, with its art-nouveau Palacio B...

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