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Arlegui, Viña del Mar, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
The resort town of Vina del Mar along the Central Chilean coast offers an interesting attraction: sand boarding! The giant dunes, blown to huge sizes by the adjacent Pacific Ocean, make the ideal location for adventurous souls to try sliding down...
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Cerro Alegre, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
One of the delights of Valparaíso is exploring the colorful hillsides that ramble down towards the sea. Take the century-old funicular elevators Ascensor Concepción (Turri) or El Peral near the main plaza, constructed between 1883 and 1911. Once...
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Valparaiso is the land of funiculars, and I spent an entire day just riding them up and down the vertical heights of the city. While incredibly old (most were constructed in the 1800's), and not in the best working condition (rickety sounds and...
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Ricardo de Ferrari 692, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
The poet Pablo Neruda redefined the city with hisOde to Valparaíso, calling it “the patched bow of a small courageous ship.” Today, visitors can tour his home, known as La Sebastiana. The building is now a museum with one of the city’s finest gift...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Walking back to the bus terminal, one shop that caught my eye was a neighborhood grocery right out of the early 1900s. Floor-to-ceiling shelves and bins, packed tight, were fenced off by counters where attendants behind them were ready to fetch...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
With only a day to explore, I was afraid I would miss some important sites of Valparaiso. I realized that simply walking the energized streets and taking in the people, buildings and port views IS the experience.
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Condell 1595, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Panoramic of Valparaiso port in Chile, city World Heritage whith particular houses and hills next to the Ocean Pacific
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Color rules! Valparaiso curves around a sweeping bay anchored with cargo ships, cruise liners and small craft for work and pleasure. A half dozen major streets run parallel to the coastline and ripple out from the bay toward the steep hills that...
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Molina 76, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaíso, Chile’s main port city, rises from the water into steep hills laced with staircases and winding streets. Generations of poets, mariners, and adventurers have passed through. While the city has some of Chile’s best dining, the streets...
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Waiters and bartenders in tuxedos create a throwback 1950s feel that intensifies when you’re into your second, lightly frothy pisco sour and serenaded by a live tango band. This appeared in the March/April 2014 issue. Plaza Anibal Pinto 1182,...
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Esmeralda 1139, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Mingle with the locals at Mastodonte, a zany, safari- and Stone Age–themed restaurant near Plaza Aníbal Pinto. Order the chorrillana, a rib-filling plate of fries smothered in beef, cheese, onion, and fried egg. Esmeralda 1139, 56/(0) 32-225-1205....
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Serrano 567, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
If during your travels you find yourself in Valparaíso, reserve an extra day or two to check out its nearby sister city, Viña del Mar. Just 20 minutes up the coast, this small beach town is a popular vacation destination for Chileans, and a great...
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Monte Alegre 149, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Built in the 1920s by a Croatian businessman, Palacio Astoreca underwent two years of refurbishment and restoration before opening its doors as a boutique hotel in 2012. The work was carried out to a meticulous degree, maintaining the original...
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352 - Templeman, Valparaíso, Valparaiso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Pasta e Vino is often credited with starting Valparaíso's gastronomic revival nearly a decade ago. It started as a tiny restaurant with a group of tables off a colorful "pasaje," or side street in the port. Word spread, it took months to get a...
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Cochrane 102, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Chile’s 4,000-milecoastline provides a bounty of seafood. At Los Porteños, trypastel de jaiba, crab served in a casserole with bread crumbs and cream.—Steven Bodzin 56/(0) 32-225-1915. This appeared in the November/December 2011 issue.
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Artillería 199, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaiso curves around a sweeping bay anchored with cargo ships, cruise liners and small craft for work and pleasure. A great spot to survey the view is the small park near the Naval and Maritime Museum at the top fo the Ascensor Artilleria...
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Ascensor Artillería, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaiso is proud of its funiculars that run you up the hills in antique box cars and rails. The Ascensor Artilleria is more than 100 years old and a national monument. The modest fare and quick trip lands you right in front of the Naval and...
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Valparaíso, Valparaiso Region, Chile
Walking Valpariso takes effort, so when it was time for lunch and the door of Casa Cuatro Vientos was at last before me, it was a welcome entry. The resturant has an eagle's nest view of the seaport. The ceviche sampler, shrimp risotto, bread and...