Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Valparaíso, Chile


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 17 sights
Distance 7.9 km
Ascend 249 m
Descend 211 m

Explore Valparaíso in Chile with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in ValparaísoIndividual Sights in Valparaíso

Sight 1: 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 south 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)

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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.

Wikipedia: Plaza Sotomayor (EN)

378 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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 the Victorian style as a residence for Francesco Petrinovic. After being home to several families, it was the headquarters of the School of Arts of the University of Playa Ancha and a candidate to be the headquarters of the National Council of Culture and the Arts.

Wikipedia: Palacio Astoreca (Valparaíso) (ES)

444 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Reloj Turri

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

Wikipedia: Edificio Agustín Edwards (ES)

856 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

207 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Isabel La Católica

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Isabel La Católica

Isabella I, also called Isabella the Catholic, was Queen of Castile and León 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)

267 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Plaza Simón Bolívar

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The names Simón Bolívar, Bolívar or El Libertador park or square can refer to various urban spaces in different countries:

Wikipedia: Plaza Simón Bolívar (ES)

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Teatro Condell

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

Wikipedia: Teatro Condell (ES)

133 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

538 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

130 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Parque Italia

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Parque Italia is a green area located in the El Almendral neighborhood of the city of Valparaíso, in the center of the recently named "Little Italy" sector.

Wikipedia: Parque Italia (ES)

636 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

786 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 14: Plaza O'Higgins

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Plaza O'Higgins is a square located in the El Almendral neighborhood, in 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 especially enjoyed by older adults who sit down to play brisca and chess.

Wikipedia: Plaza O'Higgins (ES)

753 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

501 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

1830 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 17: 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)


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