Mercado Puerto


Long defunct (and home to a pack of street cats), El Puerto's beautifully restored food market should be open again by the time you read this.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Valparaíso attractions

1. Barrio El Puerto

In the west of El Plan, Barrio El Puerto (the port neighborhood) has the twin honors of being the oldest part of Valparaíso and the most run-down…

2. Plaza Matriz

0.13 MILES

The historic heart of the city is Plaza Matriz, which is watched over by Iglesia La Matriz. Begun in 1837, it's the fifth church to occupy this site since…

3. Iglesia La Matriz

0.15 MILES

Classically inspired church, allegedly sacked by Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century. The fourth construction is the one you see today.

5. Plaza Sotomayor

0.19 MILES

Plaza Sotomayor is dominated by the palatial blue-colored Edificio Armada de Chile. In the middle of the square lies the Monumento a los Héroes de Iquique…

7. Ascensor El Peral

0.25 MILES

The recently revamped Ascensor El Peral starts from near the Tribunales (Law Courts) just off Plaza Sotomayor and continues to Cerro Alegre, home to the…

8. Museo Marítimo Nacional

0.26 MILES

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…