35 Photos to inspire you to visit Valparaíso
‘Valpo’ to its locals, Valparaiso to the foreigners. Set just 90 minutes from Santiago, it may very well be one of South America’s most underrated destinations. Covered in street art, the port city of Valparaíso is one of the most colorful places in the world.
Built up into the hillsides, it has many steep, curved roads. Be ready for some inner city hikes and take some good shoewear with you. For some atmospheric shortcuts in between, navigate the city’s network of ascensores (funiculars). Part of a historic transit system, many of the cable cars are more than a century old.
If you’re into photography, you will love this city! Make sure to bring extra memory cards and batteries. You’re likely to find a lot of photo-taking opportunities between the vibrantly colored houses with lots of character and plenty of street art.