22 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 22 sights are available in Valparaíso, Chile.

Sightseeing Tours in Valparaíso

1. 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.

Wikipedia: Plaza Sotomayor (EN)

2. Pablo Neruda

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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda 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, 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)

3. Parque Cultural de Valparaíso

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The Valparaíso Cultural Park (PCDV), also known as the former Cárcel, is an architectural complex built on the Valparaíso Cerro de Valparaíso, Chile, from 2010 and opened during the government of Sebastián Piñera in October 2011. The establishment It is located on the foundations of what was the old public prison of the city, being occupied today by artists and local cultural and community groups. Within the land of the park, an old powder and archaeological site of the late colonial era is also located, which corresponds to the oldest construction that is preserved in the city, and to the only testimony of the fortifications that were built in numerous hills of Valparaíso .

Wikipedia: Parque Cultural de Valparaíso (ES), Website

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. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "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 image is featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Wikipedia: Gabriela Mistral (EN)

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.

Wikipedia: Capilla del Carmen (Valparaíso) (EN)

6. Iglesia de los Sagrados Corazones

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The Sacred Hearts Church is a Catholic church located at 2086 Independencia Street, in El Almendral neighborhood, in Valparaíso, Chile. Staffed by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, it was built to serve as the church for the Colegio de los Sagrados Corazones de Valparaíso community. The church was declared as a National Monument of Chile in 2003, within the category of Historic Monuments.

Wikipedia: Sacred Hearts Church (Valparaíso) (EN)

7. Faro Punta Ángeles

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The Punta Ángeles lighthouse is a lighthouse located in the city of Valparaíso, Chile, specifically in Playa Ancha, in the vicinity of Las Torpederas beach. It is 18 m high and is 60 m above sea level. It has a museum room called George Slight, in honor of the Scottish engineer who lifted the Evangelist Lighthouse, located to the south of the country. It is the first lighthouse of the Chilean headlight network.

Wikipedia: Faro Punta Ángeles (ES)

8. 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".

Wikipedia: Nicanor Parra (EN)

9. Plaza O'Higgins

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The O'Higgins square is a place located in the El Almendral neighborhood, in the plan of the city of Valparaíso, Chile, specifically on the side of the National Congress building. His good accessibility and amplitude are made a crowded place almost any hour of the day, being enjoyed especially by older adults who sit down to play Brisca and Chess.

Wikipedia: Plaza O'Higgins (ES)

10. Palacio Astoreca

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The Astoreca Palace is a property located on Cerro Alegre, in the city of Valparaíso, Chile. He was built in 1923 in Victorian style as a residence for Francisco Petrinovic. After being home to several families, it hosted the School of Arts of the University of Playa Ancha and candidate to host the National Council of Culture and Arts.

Wikipedia: Palacio Astoreca (Valparaíso) (ES)

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. Monumento a los Héroes de Iquique

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The Monumento a los Héroes de Iquique is a monument in Chile. It is located in the province of Valparaíso and the Región de Valparaíso region, in the southern part of the country, 100 km northwest of the capital Santiago de Chile. The Monumento a los Héroes de Iquique is located 20 metres above sea level.

Wikipedia: Monumento a los Héroes de Iquique (SV)

13. 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)

14. 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. She was also Queen of Aragon from 1479 until her death as the wife of King Ferdinand II. Reigning together over a dynastically unified Spain, Isabella and Ferdinand are known as the Catholic Monarchs.

Wikipedia: Isabella I of Castile (EN)

15. 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)

16. Reloj Turri

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The Turri Clock, also known as Edwards Building, is a building located in the financial neighborhood of Valparaíso, at the intersection of Prat and Cochrane streets. It is one of the most traditional buildings in the city, and the point of reference for the porteños.

Wikipedia: Edificio Agustín Edwards (ES)

17. 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.

Wikipedia: Palacio Baburizza (EN)

18. 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").

Wikipedia: Vicente Huidobro (EN)

19. Saint Paul's

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St. Paul's Cathedral is a historic Anglican church in Valparaíso, Chile. Located in Cerro Concepción in the historic British section of Valparaíso, St. Paul's has been a National Monument of Chile since 1979 and a cathedral since 2016.

Wikipedia: St. Paul's Cathedral, Valparaíso (EN)

20. Teatro Condell

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The Condell Theater or Condell Sala is a theater and movie theater located in the Victoria Square in the Chilean city of Valparaíso. It was opened in 1912 next to the gallery that bears his name, and has a capacity of 350 spectators.

Wikipedia: Teatro Condell (ES)

21. 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.

Wikipedia: Juan Bautista Alberdi (EN)

22. 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 heritage importance, which includes valuable statues and plant species.

Wikipedia: Plaza Victoria (ES)


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