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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  • It is the unique lift of Valparaíso since others are actually funiculars. To get to this same one has to walk about 150 metres through a tunnel really very beautiful and picturesque, which makes it really unique. When go up you got a very nice view of the city and the port, totally recommended!
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  • Just a lift, not a funicular as others. There is a long tunnel and then suddenly you come to a terrace with a nice view (we are in the northern part of the city). In fact when you are on the only thing to do is back down but it deserves
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  • We took most ascensores in Valparaíso (some were shut for repairs). They are all worth it, both for the experience and for the view. My husband said "it is just a lift", but the rest of the family tho...  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.
  • Inspiring art everywhere - fantastic
  • Amazing!
  • 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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