A major seaport by all accounts, the port of Valparaíso continues to be a major distribution center for container traffic, copper, and fruit exports. Valparaíso also receives growing attention from cruise ships that visit during the South American summer.
Some of the buildings in the center of town.
Perhaps reviewing her solo part while waiting…
In Valparaiso, there is something for all tastes.
Different styles and very colorful for some. Click on the picture for individual seeing and larger size.
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.
Some of my favorites and especially the one that says: We are not Hippies, we are Happies. All these in one street both sides Amazing. By clicking on the pictures, you may view them individually and in larger sizes.
This is my angel here.
Some call it GRAFFITI others ARTS. For me it’s armand beautifully done.
Nice place for keeping a bike securely away from thieves.
My address: It’s the yellow house in the corner!!!
Dog guarding the windows.
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.