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Valparaiso Chile

Known as ‘The Jewel of the Pacific’, the Chilean seaport of Valparaíso is packed with photogenic architecture and a vibrant cultural scene. If you love history, street art and bohemian life, Valparaíso is an absolute must.

There are plenty of exciting things to see and do in Valparaíso. To experience life like the locals, wander through the winding lanes of the UNESCO-listed historic quarter. Here you’ll find Cerro Alegre, a hip neighborhood with a unique bohemian vibe. Colourful vintage buildings, cozy cafes, art galleries and murals line its hillside streets and cobblestone alleyways, offering picturesque photo opportunities. Cerro Concepcion is another highlight, renowned for its lively night life and Pacific Ocean views.

Valparaíso has a rich culture and features many museums that capture its creative spirit. You can learn all about the celebrated Chilean poet Pablo Neruda at the La Sebastiana Museum, which replicates his Valparaíso home with personal belongings and collectibles. The self-guided audio tour leads you through his life, with insights into his fascinating background. The Museo a Cielo Abierto is another highlight – a labyrinth-like collection of outdoor murals painted in the 1990s by various Latin American artists. Simply wander through and take in the diverse range of artistic styles, from impressionism to surrealism.


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