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. With our international travel planner, Valparaiso attractions like Ascensor Polanco can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The lift has now re-opened. It is interesting as it is the only vertical lift and it goes through a tunnel. The views above aren´t particularly inspiring and the doors on the ground floor are those of...  more »
  • cold you feel through the damp tunnel, goes away when you get up and you have a panoramic view of valparaiso
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  • I have visited Valparaiso many times but I had never made my way over to Cerro Polanco. It has the must unique acensor in Valpo in that, from below, you go through a long subterranean tunnel and then ...  more »
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  • Cool street art. Amazing view from the elevator's last stop
  • Cool place for street art! Couldn't go all the way up do to construction.
  • Amazing elevator.
  • Nice grafit experience
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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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