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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Valparaíso, Chile. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Valparaíso, Chile.

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1. Plaza Echaurren

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The Plaza Echaurren is a green area located in the Puerto neighborhood of the city of Valparaíso. Its current name was assigned in 1878, in honor of the then recently deceased former Chilean president Federico Errázuriz Zañartu.

Wikipedia: Plaza Echaurren (ES)

2. Pablo Neruda

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Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, better known by his pen name and, later, legal name 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, 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).

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3. 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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4. Gabriela Mistral

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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. Palacio Astoreca

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The Astoreca Palace is a building located on Cerro Alegre, in the city of Valparaíso, Chile. It 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 the Arts.

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7. 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.

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8. Isabel La Católica

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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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9. 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)

10. 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.

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11. Plaza Simón Bolívar

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The square Sim ó n Bol í var is a square located in the planned Almond area of the city of Valparaiso, Chile, between the SantiagoSever í n Library and Victory Square. Named after Simon Bolivar, an independent soldier and hero of the United States, its central part has a children's playground.

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12. Arco Británico

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Arco Británico Beatrice 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.

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13. 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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14. Vicente Huidobro

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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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15. Juan Bautista Alberdi

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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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16. Ascensor Artilleria

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Ascensor Artilleria Javier 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.

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