Valparaíso is the country's most important port and a listed World Heritage Site, with hills that invite, enchant and captivate visitors.
You either love Valparaíso or you love it. There is no other choice in this city that was discovered and named in 1536 in the first Spanish expedition to Chile under Diego de Almagro. The port has an aura of history, of centuries-old roots, with architecture that does not respect urban logic, a source of much admiration by artists, bohemians and citizens from all over the globe.
Alleys, lookout points, enormous stairways and passages await visitors. It's the perfect place to enjoy wandering the urban geography of the so-called "Jewel of the Pacific". It has open-air museums, the poet Pablo Neruda's house called La Sebastiana, Paseo Gervasoni and Paseo Yugoslavo, Cerro Bellavista, Cerro Cárcel and many bars with history; the La Matriz Church and the market, or even, at the right time of year, the impressive New Year's Celebrations with half an hour of fireworks over the ocean. The list is long, never-ending, and starts, all over again, from street to street and from hill to hill.
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