One of the most interesting cities in Chile, is located 120 kilometers from Santiago – Valparaiso. So, deciding what to see in Chile, it is worth noting this town, too, in its own list of Chilean attractions.
Valparaiso is the second largest city and the main port city in Chile. It was this arrangement that made him the center of colonization. Numerous ships departed from Valparaiso, sent to other countries, therefore the characteristic for Chile populism and the interaction of different cultures comes precisely from here. In fact, Valparaiso is the most striking example of a typical Chilean city.
Since the whole city of Valparaiso fits in a fairly narrow strip between the hills and the coast, its winding center is most characterized by very winding and cramped streets. Moreover, these streets are surrounded on all sides by more modern buildings of the suburbs, which were miraculously accommodated on the hillsides. You can get to these suburbs not only with the help of traditional paths and stone stairs, but even with the help of funiculars.
As in any other city, the center of Valparaiso is Sotomayor Square, on which stands a monument to the captain and heroes of the Pacific company of the late 19th century.
Valparaiso’s attractions in Chile also include Victoria Square with an amazing fountain, museums of art, science and the sea, the Cathedral, Muelie Prat Piers, which houses one of the noisiest local markets, many funiculars, each of which has its own name and cozy restaurants in large numbers scattered along the coast.
The district of El Plano, which is the lower coastal part of the city, is characterized by numerous very narrow streets, they are always clogged with idly strolling people. Around the streets there are a large number of shops, offices, banks, etc. Such moorings are the main source of well-being of the whole country.
Choosing for themselves what to see in Chile, many tourists travel to Valparaiso.