19 Sights in Valparaíso, Chile (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Valparaíso, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 19 sights are available in Valparaíso, Chile.

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1. Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924).

Wikipedia: Pablo Neruda (EN)

2. Plaza Sotomayor

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The Plaza Sotomayor is a plaza in Valparaíso, Chile. It is named after Rafael Sotomayor. The square is lined by buildings occupying full block-fronts of the streets that flank it. The focus of the square is the monument that honors the Chilean sailors who fell during the Battle of Iquique and the Battle of Punta Gruesa. The plaza and surrounding buildings was designated a Zona Típica on January 23, 1979.

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3. Plaza Echaurren

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echaurren Square is a green area in the port area of Valparaiso City. His current name was assigned to him in 1878 in memory of the recent death of former Chilean federal president errazurizz ñ artu.

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4. Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also appears on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note.

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5. Capilla del Carmen

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The Capilla del Carmen, also known as Capilla de la Medalla Milagrosa, is a chapel located on the lower flank of El Litre Hill, in El Almendral neighborhood of Valparaíso, Chile. Built in 1928, it was run by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, who provided care to patients of the adjacent Hospital Carlos Van Buren until March 2017. The chapel was declared as a National Monument of Chile on May 20, 2003, within the category of Historic Monuments.

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6. Faro Punta Ángeles

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The Punta Angeles Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the Chilean city of Valparaiso, especially on wide beaches, near torpedoes. It is 18 meters high and 60 meters above sea level. It has a museum hall called george slight in honor of the Scottish engineer who built the evangelical lighthouse in the south of the country. It is the first lighthouse in Chile's lighthouse network.

Wikipedia: Faro Punta Ángeles (ES)

7. Obelisco a Diego Portales

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Obelisco a Diego Portales Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional / CC BY 3.0 cl

Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval was a Chilean poet and physicist. He was considered one of the most influential Chilean poets of the Spanish language in the 20th century, often compared with Pablo Neruda. Parra described himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function; after recitations he would exclaim "Me retracto de todo lo dicho".

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8. Plaza O'Higgins

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Plaza O'Higgins is a square located in the El Almendral neighborhood, in the plan of the city of Valparaíso, Chile, specifically next to the National Congress building. Its good accessibility and spaciousness make it a busy place at almost any time of the day, being enjoyed especially by older adults who sit down to play breeze and chess.

Wikipedia: Plaza O'Higgins (ES)

9. Palacio Astoreca

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Astoreca Palace is a building located on Happy Mountain in Valparaiso, Chile. It was built in 1923 in Victorian style as the residence of francisco petrinovic. After becoming home to several families, he became home to the Wide Beach University School of Arts and was a candidate for the National Council for Culture and the Arts.

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10. Isabel La Católica

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Isabel La Católica

Isabella I, also called Isabella the Catholic, was Queen of Castile from 1474 until her death in 1504, as well as Queen consort of Aragon from 1479 until 1504 by virtue of her marriage to King Ferdinand II of Aragon. Reigning together over a dynastically unified Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

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11. Iglesia San Francisco

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San Francisco Church is a Catholic church located in Barón Hill, Valparaíso, Chile. The church served as lighthouse to the navigants who were arriving Valparaíso until the early 20th century, being the first recognizable point of the city. Valparaíso is often nicknamed with the diminutive form of Francisco: Pancho.

Wikipedia: San Francisco Church (Valparaíso) (EN)

12. Ascensor Polanco

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The Polanco Lift is a passenger elevator located in Valparaíso, Chile. It consists of three stations and connects Simpson Street with Polanco Hill. This lift is the only "true" elevator in the city, as all others are technically funiculars. Today it is more visited by tourists than by the local residents.

Wikipedia: Polanco Lift (EN)

13. Plaza Simón Bolívar

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Plaza Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar Square is a square located in the El Almendral sector of the Valparaíso city plan, Chile, between the Santiago Severín Library and Plaza Victoria. Named in honor of the soldier and hero of American independence Simón Bolívar, in its central part there is a playground.

Wikipedia: Plaza Simón Bolívar (ES)

14. Arco Británico

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Arco BritánicoBeatrice Murch from Buenos Aires, Argentina / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Arco Británico is a monument on Avenida Brasil, in Valparaíso, Chile. It was donated to the town in 1910 by the British community there to mark the centenary of the Independence of Chile. Designed by the Chilean architect Alfredo Azancot, the arch was unveiled in 1911.

Wikipedia: Arco Británico (EN)

15. Palacio Baburizza

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Palacio Baburizza is the former residence of Croatian businessman Pascual Baburizza located in Valparaíso, Chile. It was built in 1916 by Italian architects, and eventually turned into a museum in 1971, and declared a historic monument in 1976.

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16. Vicente Huidobro

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Vicente Huidobro

Vicente García-Huidobro Fernández was a Chilean poet born to an aristocratic family. He promoted the avant-garde literary movement in Chile and was the creator and greatest exponent of the literary movement called Creacionismo ("Creationism").

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17. Juan Bautista Alberdi

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Juan Bautista Alberdi

Juan Bautista Alberdi was an Argentine political theorist and diplomat. Although he lived most of his life in exile in Montevideo, Uruguay and in Chile, he influenced the content of the Constitution of Argentina of 1853.

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18. Plaza de la Victoria

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The Plaza Victoria, also called Plaza de la Victoria, is a square located in the El Almendral sector of the city plan of Valparaíso, Chile, of patrimonial importance, which includes valuable statues and plant species.

Wikipedia: Plaza Victoria (ES)

19. Ascensor Artillería

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Ascensor ArtilleríaJavier Rubilar from Santiago, Chile / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Ascensor Artillería is one of the 16 funicular railways located in the Chilean city of Valparaíso. It links the "plan" of the city with the Artillería hill, and is privately owned. The line runs all year.

Wikipedia: Artillería funicular railway (EN)


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