Guide of Valparaiso, CHILE

Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

El Peral Lift, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

El Peral Lift

It was built in 1902 and its first owner was the Company Elevator Cerro Alegre. Today belongs to the municipality of Valparaíso.
Polanco Lift, Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Polanco Lift, Valparaiso

Was installed in 1915 by the company Easton Lift Co. Ltd., according to engineers design and construction Federico Page.
Anibal Pinto Square in Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Anibal Pinto Square in Valparaiso

The area declared a Typical Zone comprises the following buildings and the square of its environment
Ross Palace in Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Ross Palace in Valparaiso

this mansion built in 1888, to be home of his brother Don Agustin Ross.
Polanco Palace, Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Polanco Palace, Valparaiso

Architectural value and located at the intersection of the streets, Brazil Av Las Heras
Church of La Matriz in Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Church of La Matriz in Valparaiso

It was built in 1559 on the same site of the matrix.
Alegre Hill in Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Alegre Hill in Valparaiso

This area, which computer is the hub Montealegre street, these characteristics remained throughout the nineteenth century.
Hammersley Optics Building, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Hammersley Optics Building

This building is acceded to virtually rock Cerro Concepción
Administration Building of Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Administration Building of Valparaiso

Sotomayor Square whit the Administration building are the civic center of Valparaiso
San Pablo Anglican Church in Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

San Pablo Anglican Church in Valparaiso

The first Anglican chaplains began to travel occasionally to Valparaiso in 1837
Victory Square, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Victory Square

Plaza Victoria, also called Plaza de la Victoria, is a plaza located in the El Almendral sector of the city plan of Valparaíso, Chile, of patrimonial importance, which includes valuable statues and plant species.
Walk May 21, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Walk May 21

The Paseo 21 de Mayo is one of the natural balconies of Valparaíso, from where you can get a panoramic view of the city, more than 150 meters high, from the Artillería hill, adjoining the Playa Ancha Hill.
Sotomayor Square, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Sotomayor Square

Plaza Sotomayor is located in the city of Valparaíso, is one of the mandatory stops when visiting Valparaiso
Cathedral of Valparaiso, Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Cathedral of Valparaiso

The Cathedral of Valparaíso is a cathedral church of Catholic cult, seat of the Diocese of Valparaiso, under the consecration of the Virgen del Carmen.
Brazil Avenue , Tourist Attractions en Valparaiso

Brazil Avenue

Avenida Brasil is one of the most important road arteries in the city


Information about Valparaiso

Valparaíso is a port, city and Chilean commune, of the Central Coast, capital of the province and homonymous region and legislative capital of the country.

The city is part of the Greater Valparaíso conurbation and borders the Casablanca commune to the south, Viña del Mar and Quilpué to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west and Quilpué and Casablanca to the east.

In this commune is the headquarters of the National Congress of Chile, as well as other state departments, such as the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy, the Undersecretariat of Fisheries, the National Fisheries Service, the National Customs Service, and the Council. National Institute of Culture and the Arts. The historic center of Valparaíso was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2003.
History of Valparaiso

History of Valparaiso

Valparaiso does not have an exact date of foundation. There is talk that was about 470 years ago, when in the midst of the Spanish colonization was installed a chapel which was later replaced by a church, around which were erected some villages and the port was equipped with a fortification, "Castle St. José, built in one of the neighboring hills.

In the early nineteenth century, when Chile was already independent and began to develop a strong international trade and became a vital enclave within the routes that connected Europe with the American Pacific coast, via Cape Horn arrived English immigrants , German and French. It was these foreigners who shaped a city which did not conform to the rigid grid of Hispanic cities, produced growth in the city, and formed its unique characteristics, housing, fall from the hills, among which passes through passages , stairs and elevators, 15 of which are in full use and remain a major means of transport for the citizens.

Having saturated the flat land near the coast continued building adjacent to the hills surrounding the bay, giving rise to the morphology of Valparaiso.

Valparaiso was a prosperous city until the early twentieth century, when an earthquake virtually destroyed and international trade away from its port, opting for the easier route that gave the Panama Canal opened, linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Today, a significant portion of its inhabitants cherish the illusion that the city will revive after being declared a world heritage site.

The city of Valparaiso was declared on day 02 of July 2003 as a World Heritage Site by the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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