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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  • Spend 100 yuan peso can take the ladder to the viewing platform, the ladder has a bad taste, but also to endure it. By the time of the third, that is, the house on the hillside was in the same place.
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  • An elevator built in the middle of the hill, because it can be accessed through a long tunel that is located at the end of Simpson Street from Argentina Avenue at the end of the fair, the elevator reaches a viewpoint from where you can appreciate a spectacular view valparaiso from its hills, the sea and part of the bay.
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  • We enjoyed the ascent/descent because we used a reliquia. Take us to places with precious views. It is worth using it.
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  • A real work of engineering and ingenuity. Transforming an old mine into an elevator to get to the Polanco neighborhood was a master move. One hundred and fifty meters of horizontal tunnel, then an elevator of 60 meters, of which almost half of its route is in a tower that leads to something similar to a viewpoint, where it can be seen much of Valparaiso, its hills and its pier. De La Torre runs a narrow bridge for almost 48 meters to the roadway of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is very narrow streets with steep slopes. Walking down is an interesting experience, a colorful neighborhood full of urban art, not ordinary graffiti. Interesting point was the warning of two of his neighbors at noon, to take care of our belongings to avoid "mishaps"... No way, hazards of the trade...
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  • It's an ex-mine that was transformed into an elevator, that was a good idea. It is also the only one that is vertical ascent in Valparaiso, it is interior, like a building lift but the view from the top is beautiful. It's typical in Valpo. Too bad the area is dangerous and the elevator is sloppy.
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  • Super cute and old, terrifying but bkn. Jejejejjee 👍👍👍👍
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  • Beautiful place to meet and travel.
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  • It's a different elevator than the usual ones in Valparaiso. Very nice, despite the area.
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