One of Valpo's only modern landmarks is the controversial Congreso Nacional, located in the east section of El Plan. Its roots lie in...
Mirador Diego Portales
You can see all of central Valpo's colorful hills from the Mirador Diego Portales in the east of town.
Iglesia San Francisco
Nearby to the mirador (lookout), the bell tower of the ornate, red-brick Iglesia San Francisco served as a landmark for approaching...
This five-screen cinema shows the latest releases.
Nuevo Restaurant O'Higgins
Highly recommended by Valparaíso regulars. You too could fall for the charms of the pork ribs coated in white wine sauce, as well as the...
Lonely Planet review
As colorful as Valparaíso's trademark houses – and built almost as high – are the fruit and vegetable displays in the Mercado Cardonal, bordered by Yungay, Brasil, Uruguay and Rawson. Ground-floor stalls spill out onto the street, while upstairs is taken up by cheap seafood restaurants. Whole families of cats are on constant leftover-fish patrol.