Enjoy the mild breezes of Valparaiso on the Chilean Pacific; a lively sea port of a town that’s set between Patagonia’s majestic backcountry and best explored with a tourHQ guide.
Valparaiso, called the “Jewel of the Pacific,” is a beautiful seaport on the western coast of Chile. Located northwest of the capital Santiago, Valparaiso boasts natural beauty and a mild Mediterranean climate making it an all time favourite with tourists.
A rich history contributing to incredible historic landmarks and architecture has resulted in making Valparaiso a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Your Valparaiso tour guide will encourage you to walk through the city’s cobblestone streets to admire the different architectural styles and colourful buildings as well as its renowned street art that give the city its’ unique bohemian character. The city’s high incline cable cars, named as one of the world’s “100 most endangered historical treasures” by the World Monument Fund in 1998 offer up a fantastic city views as also a practical way to get around town. Be sure to check out famous sites including the Iglesia de la Matriz, Plaza Sotomayor, Pablo Neruda’s house, el Museo a Cielo Abierto, and the Plaza Aníbal Pinto. The beautiful, historic Valparaiso offers these fascinating landmarks and much, much more.
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