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Ascensor Reina Victoria, Valparaiso

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Ride comfortably on Ascensor Reina Victoria, a funicular railway declared a historical monument in 1998. Opened over a hundred years ago, the hillside elevator was named in honor of Queen Vitoria, the long-reigning British monarch who died in 1901. Works of public art decorate the line's stations, while the summit offers fine views of the adjacent hills. Put Ascensor Reina Victoria at the forefront of your travel plans using our Valparaiso vacation planner.
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  • The funicular was right next to the hotel we were staying at and offered a nice shortcut up the hill while also being a little fun! At the top there was prints for sale!  more »
  • For 100 pesoes you can take the short ride up or down. It really makes the good restaurants accessible.  more »
  • It's just a typical tram taking you up and down, it's a short ride. Helpful. It's an old one, but functional and safe.  more »
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  • I took the stairs only to take advantage of the amazing views at the top of the elevator! Amazing Valparaiso reminds me so much of the colourful kaleidoscope of Porto city in Portugal - love it
  • For CLP 100 you can avoid the steep walk up to Cerro Alegre. The lift runs every few minutes.
  • This Ascensor was built in 1902. Quite steep comparing with the others but not vertical. Only $100 (not $300). Can access to Cerro Alegre with nice restaurants and gallery.
  • It's very cheap and it spends 2 minutes, if you don't want to go up by foot, it's a good choice and a great experience in a 100 yo elevator!
  • Way cool ride for 15 cents

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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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