Just over 100 km West of Santiago lies an enigma of a city.
Dirty seaport with an artist heartbeat, Valparaiso has that sneaky kind of charm. The more you know her, the more beautiful she becomes. Linger for days in the hills, wandering through the maze of alleys and well worn streets. Marvel at the longevity of the city's remaining 'ascensores' ricky elevators that transport tourists up the steep hillsides that overlook the Pacific Ocean.
Stay in and spend most of your time wandering through the Cerro Concepcion and Alegre delighting in colorful street art, unique architecture, and delicious food and drinks. Valparaiso needs no polish. It's grit and history cement its place as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must see when visiting Chile.