Top Choice Historic Building in Valparaíso

La Sebastiana

Bellavista's most famous resident artist was Pablo Neruda, who made a point of watching Valparaíso's annual New Year's fireworks from his house at the top of the hill, La Sebastiana. Because it's first-come, first-s…
Historic Site in Valparaíso

Ascensor Concepción

The city's oldest elevator, Ascensor Concepción takes you to Paseo Gervasoni, at the lower end of Cerro Concepción. Built in 1883, it originally ran on steam power.
Historic Site in Valparaíso

Ascensor El Peral

Ascensor El Peral starts from near the Tribunales (Law Courts) just off Plaza Sotomayor and continues to Cerro Alegre, which is home to the Palacio Baburizza (1916), which now houses the city's Museo de Bellas Artes…
Market in Valparaíso

Feria de Artesanía

The Feria de Artesanía is a lively place on weekends. It sells handicrafts.
Museum in Valparaíso

Museo a Cielo Abierto

Twenty classic, colorful murals are dotted through this cerro's lower streets, forming the Museo a Cielo Abierto, created between 1969 and 1973 by students from the Universidad Católica's Instituto de Arte. The Asce…
Museum in Valparaíso

Museo del Mar Lord Cochrane

The Museo del Mar Lord Cochrane was built in 1842 for the dashing Scottish naval hero Lord Thomas Cochrane (who set up Chile's navy), but was never occupied by him. The building, a tile-roofed, colonial-style house …
Museum in Valparaíso

Museo Naval y Marítimo

Cannons still stand ready outside this naval museum. Much space is devoted to Chile's victory in the 19th-century War of the Pacific. Other exhibits include historical paintings, uniforms, ships' furniture, swords, …
Museum in Valparaíso

Museo Lukas

Local cartoonist Lukas had a sharp eye for the idiosyncrasies of Valparaíso. You need to speak Spanish to understand his sardonic political strips in the Museo Lukas, but the ink drawings of iconic Valpo buildings s…
Cemetery in Valparaíso

Cementerios 1 & 2

The city's most illustrious, influential and infamous residents rest in peace in Cementerio 1, where the tombs look like ornate mini palaces. Adjoining it is Cementerio 2, including the Cementerio de Disidentes ('di…
Market in Valparaíso

Mercado Cardonal

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.