Holidays To Valparaiso

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Valparaiso is a major city in Chile. It is important as a seaport and centre of education in the country. The Greater Valparaiso metropolitan area is the largest in Chile after Santiago, the capital. It is one of the most important seaports in the South Pacific. During the 19th century, it was the last stop for many ships travelling through the Straights of Magellan from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans. This led to the city going through an economic boom. The city was known as “Little San Francisco” and “Jewel of the Pacific” by international sailors during this time period. It also attracted European immigrants in its golden era. Holidays to Valparaiso are all about culture, architecture, and natural beauty of the city and the surrounding area. The city’s multi coloured buildings – both modern and historical – add a sense of style and class to a city that does not lack for either. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Valparaiso a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Valparaiso with us and experience this exciting holiday destination in Chile at its very best.

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Time Zone

UTC-06:00 hours

Airlines Flying

Condor, American Airlines, LAN Airlines, Qantas, Air France

Languages

Spanish

Best Time to Travel

November to March

Modes of Transport

Bus, Taxi, Car

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 1051.44 CLP

TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT

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La Sebastiana

The home of famous resident artist Pablo Neruda, La Sebastiana is open for visitors who can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor while climbing up the hefty hill to La Sebastiana. At Le Sebastiana visitors can view a collection of figureheads, glass work, 1950s’ furniture and artworks by famous artists.

Cerro Concepcion

A famous hill-fort of Valparaiso, Cerro Concepcion is a 69 meter climb that can be reached using the elevator Concepcion that consists of wooden carts. The naturally landscaped hill attracts visitors with its scenic views and flowery gardens. The hill is home to a restaurant, a museum, and a Protestant Church.

Ascensor Artilleria

The largest elevator transporting the most number of passengers, Ascensor Artilleria, is a popular landmark of the city. Located at the foot of the hill, this elevator gives visitors a panoramic lift across the city. Now a National Historic Landmark, a ride in this elevator is an exciting and thrilling experience.

Monumento a Los Heroes

A landmark of Valparaiso, this remarkable navy monument was erected in the memory of naval heroes. This monument was sculpted by a French architect and is surrounded by a garden and enclosed by a valuable iron gate. This must-see monument showcases the statue of Arturo Prat and 4 other figures.

Playa Canelo

A fantastic beach in Valparaiso, Playa Canelo presents a beautiful pristine white-sandy beach, surrounded by woods and landscaped with hills. Visitors can enjoy a swim in the water, play in the sand, experience a banana boat ride and of course taste delicious food and snacks from the many eateries available here.

Caleta Horcon

A fishing village, Caleta Horcon is a charming town with a hippie environment. An ideal place for a stroll, visitors can take a walk along the coast and see the fishing activities and life of people at Horcon. Delicious food and friendly smiles are a notable feature of this village.

Valparaiso’s Gate

An iconic landmark, this Gate symbolizes Valparaiso’s position as a leading merchant port in the 19th century. Built to welcome visitors, this gate comprises of two twin towers that can be seen from the sea. A visit here gives visitors an insight to the bustling trades of the busy port.

Iglesia de la Matriz

A National Monument with historical significance, this Church is over 400 years old. Surrounded by cobble stone streets and houses this Church has a basilica architectural style. Built to represent 3 ships, a visit to this Church will give visitors a chance to see zenithal paintings and 18th century decorations.

Estadio Elias Figueran Brander

A multi-purpose stadium with a seating capacity of over 20,000, the Estadio Stadium consists of a beautifully landscaped green grounds and a well-designed race track for athletes. The stadium meets the FIFA standards and consists of a sports museum, VIP lounge, media booths, a casino and an extensive fitness center.

Alejo Barrios Park

Famously known as El Quince Rise, Alejo Barrios Park is located in a plain close to the Estadio stadium.