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Ascensor Polanco, Valparaiso
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Ride to the top of Ascensor Polanco, the only vertical elevator in Valparaiso. Situated on Polanco Hill, the lift first takes you through a 150 m (493 ft) tunnel, before ascending the 60 m (197 ft) tower. Inaugurated in 1916, the scenic elevator is now a National Monument of Chile. From the top of the tower you can enjoy encapsulating views of Valparaiso and take postcard-worthy photographs of the colorful vistas. Descend the Cerro Polanco on foot to see the brightly painted murals and graffiti that grace the walls of the hilly neighborhood. Use our Valparaiso tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Ascensor Polanco and other attractions in Valparaiso.
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TripAdvisor
  • You understand the topography and history of valparaiso. It is not something indelible or unexpected, nor perfectly preserved, but OK save imbalances, the entrance and the arrival in intermediate spaces
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  • This elevator in one of the most mysterious and extraordinary in my city. It is lovely to have to delve into the depths of the Earth to then emerge in the light and delight yourself with the nice view. now for my taste the tunnel this very enlightened, before was even a bit of substitute enter, but for safety of users is now.
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  • If we speak with property, the only lift that city is the Polanco; others should call them aerial cableways. The particularity of this beautiful lift is that it's completely different to the others. Access leads to a semioscuro of a few meters tunnel, where at the end of the tour is a metallic, like any building elevator door. Inside works the elevator, who guides you to what floor go. The second floor leaves you in a tower, which you can traverse 360 °. It connects to a pedestrian tunnel to the next Hill. It has a view of the city. When I went down to the floor 1, I was at the height of a beautiful neighborhood, that, of course, always feel like walking and know in that city. Highly recommended!.
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  • Nice grafit experience
  • It's not here
  • Unique elevator vertical in Valparaiso. You can see the entire city from the top.
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  • The only literal lift
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  • If the location is right now. The previous stop was intermediate in street Valderrama. Now the marker is correctly located. The old one was the first stop near Valderrama Street.
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