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Valparaíso Travel Guide - LATC
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Valparaíso Travel Guide

Overview

Valparaiso is Chile’s kaleidoscopic port city made up of crumbling colonial mansions, a maze of narrow streets, creaking 19th century funiculars and edgy street murals. The location is spectacular with the rising hillsides littered with multicoloured houses and picture perfect views. Home to poets, painters, philosophers, and a whole cast of characters that are as colourful as the city itself, Valparaiso has always attracted bohemian types. Perhaps their most famous resident was Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet, whose house you can visit.

Colourful Valparaíso with it's old funiculars, crumbling colonial architecture and vibrant street art is a charming city with a rich cultural heritage.

Best months to visit Valparaíso

Valparaíso can be visited year round, but the best time to go would be during the warmer and drier months of October to April. Peak season is December to February where it can get very busy as it is the height of the summer and many locals go on holiday. November and March are both good times to go as there are slightly less crowds but the weather is still good.

Our hand-picked hotels in Valparaíso

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites in Valparaíso.

Best reasons to visit Valparaíso

Multi-coloured Valparaíso is guaranteed to be a highlight of any trip to Chile. Here are our top experiences and highlights of the city.

Ride one of the rattling funiculars built between 1883 and 1916

Wander the streets and discover the colourful murals and street art

Visit Pablo Neruda's house for an insight into the famous poets life

Climb the city’s many cerros (hills) for grand cinematic views

Sample some of Valparaiso’s famous seafood

Weather Averages for Valparaíso

Other destinations in Chile

Use the links below to discover more of Chile’s many fantastic destinations!

Call one of our friendly Latin America experts on 0208 191 7772 from the UK or toll free from the states on 0018448806752. Alternatively, just complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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