Valparaiso

Where to begin? Valparaiso is a surprising city with an interesting history and something amazing to see round nearly every corner. Originally a fishing village it’s now a large port and tourist centre based around a World Heritage Site where we stayed.

We visited the business district, walked up cobbled streets, down public staircases and rode back up on vintage funiculars (when operating).  We admired multi-coloured, British style terraced houses,  grand mansions and an ultramodern building built inside an old one. We visited the home of the Nobel prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda, a national hero.

We saw albatrosses and sea lions and, everywhere, the most amazing street art.

There’s more to say and more to show but, meanwhile, here are some photos.

 

 

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