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Valparaiso - Chile Valparaiso is Chile's joy and pride. It is a popular destination for dreamers and lovers alike. UNESCO designated Valparaíso a World Heritage Site in 2002. The city is 115km (71 miles) northwest of Santiago; 8km (5 miles) south of Viña del Mar.

The atmosphere is quite bohemian with multicolored clapboard homes and Victorian mansions. The maze of narrow passageways and sinuous streets that seem to be part of ravine and hillsides are just wonderful to explore.

Valparaiso was made famous by generations of poets, writers and artists seeking ultimate inspiration, including the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who owned a home here.

The city is known for its eccentric and antiquated bars that stay open into the wee hours of the morning, and its restaurants, some of which have the most dramatic sea views found anywhere in the country.

Attractions of Valparaiso:

La Sebastiana
Plaza Sotomayor
Edificio de la Comandancia Naval
Iglesia Matriz
Congreso Nacional
Hills of Valparaiso

Must See Places in Chile
Santiago de Chile Patagonia Torres del Paine
Santiago de Chile Patagonia Torres del Paine

Also visit:

Lakes District


© Photo "Valparaíso" by Hernán Fco