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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  • If you arrive by bus, you could head south to this ascensor before heading west to the main part of town. It is clearly a poorer area but should be fine during the day - we even saw a couple of small ...  more »
  • 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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  • 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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