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Visit of Valparaiso

Town of elevators

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Visit of Valparaiso
Inserted: 14.04.2014
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

The historic town built on hills rising up almost directly from the sea surrounds the harbor, which used to bring great economic benefits to the town for many decades. Nowadays its influence wane as well as the prosperity of the town. Tourists come here to see quaint colorful houses in the hillsides and local ancient elevators – ascensores greatly facilitating local people wandering the streets on the slopes. T

Port in Valparaiso

There is a great harbor, where tons of goods are constantly loaded and unloaded.

Port in Valparaiso
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Atmosphere of old faraway voyages

There are a lot of boats moving around the harbor and they will definitely impose you the atmosphere of old long-distance voyages.

Atmosphere of old faraway voyages
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Above the port

Just climb steep streets a bit up the hill and you have the cargo port as the palm of your hand.

Above the port
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Aisles in Valparaiso

Most tourists do not arrive to Valparaiso because of its port, but mainly to see the winding streets leading to the nearby hills.

Aisles in Valparaiso
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In the streets

From the port leads up several main streets and a number of other side stairs, so that you can wander here for hours.

In the streets
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Quaint houses

You will see here full range of quaint houses, such as this narrow block.

Quaint houses
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Houses covered with sheet metal

There are also a number houses studded with rusty corrugated sheets, so you may wonder whether you´re still in the „right“ quarter.

Houses covered with sheet metal
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View of the bay

If you ascend high above the sea, a broad view will open. Unfortunately, there are increasingly more and more high-rise buildings and due to this fact are the picturesque corners disappearing with an increasing speed.

View of the bay
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New buildings and lift

New high-rise buildings are really like a sore thumb among the original low little houses.

You will certainly see and use a great variety of historical elevators between the „floors“ of the town.

New buildings and lift
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Ascensor

This lift, or rather small cableway takes people directly from the sea up to the high rock cliff. It daily saves a lot of vertical meters.

Ascensor
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Plaza Sotomayor

The official center of the town is, however, Sotomayor Square with the monument to the heroes.

Plaza Sotomayor
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