Valparaiso's Gate (La Puerta de Valparaiso), Valparaiso

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Valparaiso's Gate (La Puerta de Valparaiso) serves as entryway to the bustling World Heritage-listed part of the city. Home of the National Congress and the Chilean Navy, the city boasts historical architecture and walks into the hills surrounding it. In the past sailors from around the world settled here, giving the port its diverse cultural populace. You can visit the naval museum or even sail out into the harbor to tour the Chilean battleships; alternatively, take in the vibrant street art that adorns many of the buildings. Use our Valparaiso travel itinerary planner to add Valparaiso's Gate (La Puerta de Valparaiso) and other attractions to your Valparaiso vacation plans.
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  • This area would've been more of a highlight of our trip if the city decided to manicure the area a little bit more. There's a few cool things to see but really nothing spectacular.  more »
  • This is an area worth looking at by walking nearby as well as viewing from the upper levels of Valpariso To look at this area tells about why it was originally planned as a shipping powerhouse until t...  more »
  • Area of Valparaiso ,to visit while in the city .The difference between the area near the port to the main city area .  more »
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  • For its history and architecture
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  • It is a beautiful tourist place, full of shops for souvenirs and strolling with family and couple
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  • Cute, but a little care
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Where to stay in Valparaiso

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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