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Ascensor Artilleria, Valparaiso

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Ascensor Artilleria has been transporting visitors to a lookout for views of the city and the bay for over 100 years. This funicular is one of 16 that run from the city to the top of Artilleria hill. First operational in 1893, this centuries-old funicular is a historic landmark in the city, giving visitors a feel for the area’s history. Take the 80-second ride up to the top to take advantage of the views of ships in the harbor. At the top, stalls selling crafts and souvenirs let you do some shopping with a view. Before you head to Valparaiso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valparaiso trip generator, to make sure you see all that Valparaiso has to offer, including Ascensor Artilleria.
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  • You can climb on the lift of the Hill artillery up to the Summit of the Hill of the same name and have the best view of the Bay, you have a craft fair with various souvenirs, also there are cafes and restaurant, at that same level, you can access the Naval Museum which is in the same ride.
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  • Antique elevator train car that not only saves your tires legs from the endless stairs but also offers incredibly gorgeous views of the marina! Do this!!  more »
  • Old and still unrestored he brings you up to the marine Museum. Great views and old technique to the touch.
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  • Years back I have been on a bicycle tour throughout Chile. Some days I spent at Valparaiso. Isn't it the city of Cabrillo the seafarer? Interesting environment. Good scenic views. I remember when I have been touring around, what a lady said to me: "you came down this hill? Which road you have taken?". I pointed on it and she replied: "this is a safe road. One road further and you wouldn't​' be here"... See pictures! Nevertheless a must see place.
  • It's a bit more rickety than others, but it's one of the longest rides and biggest cars. I love these in Valpo!
  • Nice view of city, waterfront and the ascensor. Pay to ride up and then walk down the nearby street.
  • Built in 1893, this ascensor is the longest and most pictured. The twin ascensores take you to/from Plaza Aduana & Paseo 21 de Mayo then you can head to Museo Maritime Nacional. Lots of souvenir shops and great view. $300 one way
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Where to stay in Valparaiso

Since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2002, Valparaiso tourism has experienced a meteoric rise. The city now offers a wide range of accommodations, especially budget hostels and mid-range hotels and inns. Cerro Alegre, a hill just to the west of the city center, offers perhaps the largest range of options and looks out over the bustling port. Stay in the friendly neighborhood of Cerro Concepcion to enjoy the best of Valparaiso's cafe culture.
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