Armada de Chile Blgd, Valparaiso, MG_0951

Known as the Building of the Intendence of Valparaiso, which was the name given when it was built, this a building of a french neo-classical of 5 floors located in the “Plaza Sotomayor of Valparaiso” in front of the Monument to the Heroes of Iquique, a port city and commune in Northern Chile.

Armada de Chile Bldg, Valparaiso, MG_0951

The Graffiti City 1 Valparaiso, Chile

What a city?  Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaíso’s unusual system of funicular lifts (steeply inclined carriages) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures. In 1998, grassroots activists convinced the Chilean government and local authorities to apply for UNESCO world heritage status for Valparaíso. Valparaíso was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso has a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Valparaíso is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  By clicking on the pictures, you may view them individually and in larger sizes.