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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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  • This is a cheap ride up the hill to an area with a bunch of tourist stalls and great views of the port and Valparaiso. It cost 600 pesos roundtrip (300 each way) and you pay at the top when you arrive...  more »
  • Riding an ascensor (and there are many) is a must when you visit Valparaiso, and they are s cheap ($0.20 - $075) and great fun.  more »
  • It is one of the must-see places in the area. from there you can see all Valparaiso. In summer is a mess, because it's full of tourists making a great rank, which will be 100 people trying to wait their turn to climb without lying. In February I wait 50 minutes to take the elevator. You get there and then lower by one side. Upstairs there is a craft fair but face young
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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.
  • 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
  • Pretty view
  • This elevator is excellent as it is very close to the sea and many pictures can be taken, and at the top there is a viewpoint also allowing some good shots to the landscape.
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