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A Port City

Valparaiso is the most beautiful and interesting port city I have ever seen, with it's winding streets covering the hills and numerous old houses that seems to be floating in the sky....colors, open windows, old songs playing in the air, children laughs, friendly dogs......what a wonderful place!!!!.

Valparaiso is located 120 km to the NW of Santiago, it's the Regional Capital city and also the National Legislative Capital.
The exportations from Valparaiso's Port increased during the XVIII century, emphazising on wine, salad meat, leather and cheese that was sent to Peru.
Lot of ships also arrived from Spain, and the major activity of this port was during Summer and Fall (December to June) and during Winter it was closed mostly because of the bad weather.
It's still one of the most important ports in Chile.

This city still keeps lot of old traditions and it's a font of inexhaustible inspiration for writers, poets, painters, musicians, photographers and for the people in general.


Interesting web sites: www.fundacionvalparaiso.org (a non profit foundation) Spanish-English.
www.mercuriovalpo.cl (Newspaper) Spanish.
www.valparaisonline.cl (Touristic and cultural guide of Valparaiso) Spanish-English.


In this photo: A colorful and interesting house at the 21 de Mayo Stroll, Artilleria Hill.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:WONDERFUL, inspiring, what else can I say? :o)
  • Cons:A bit dangerous sometimes, lot of robs.
  • In a nutshell:A Chilean Jewel.
  • Last visit to Valparaíso: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 23, 2003
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  • condorito's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 12:17 AM

    I love Your page. Thanks.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 7:23 AM

    I loved Valparaiso - am currently planning a return trip to Chile for next year - will be back here for sure. leyle

  • chiara76's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 4:57 AM

    Very nice photos and very nice page. Greetings from Poland.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2005 at 9:23 AM

    Interesting page, thanks!

  • msforbes's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2005 at 4:47 PM

    Okay, I'm sold, I'm going on Tuesday!

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2004 at 2:47 AM

    Very interesting page and nice photos. Great tips on what to see.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2004 at 8:23 AM

    Wonderful pictures and an interesting town. Good page!

  • joernme's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2004 at 1:22 AM

    Hola Serenita, your pages are impressive, you have a great eye for great shots! your tips on Valpo reminded me of my visit there (but don't have as many pics as you). Loved La Serena, too. I'm just a Chile lover! Ich will zurück!

  • vec's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2003 at 4:45 PM

    A lot of good information and great pictures... and I really wanna go to Valparaiso sometime. Seems like such a beautiful place. /Daniel

  • johanl's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2003 at 12:15 AM

    Asesome page on a city i HAVE to visit one day.

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