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Valparaíso is a seaport city in Chile. It is regarded as an outstanding showcase of 19th century urban and architectural development in Latin America.

Valparaíso was built within an amphitheatre-like basin surrounded by hills that are now dotted with church spires. Valparaíso has nicely preserved the infrastructure that dates back to its early industrial period.

In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, during the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 30 June to 5 July of that year. The core zone of the heritage site covers an area of 23.2 hectares, surrounded by a buffer zone of 44.5 hectares.

Photos of Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile
Author: Usuario:Barcex (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile
Author: Usuario:Barcex (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 33 02 26.3 W 71 37 40.8 in the Fifth Region of Valparaíso Province, Chile.
Inscription Year: 2003
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III

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Visiting Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso

You would enter Chile via Santiago. From Santiago's Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL), you take the bus to Pajaritos, and from there you take the bus to Valparaiso.


Local Tours of Chile

Here are a few local tours of Chile that you may wish to add to your itinerary. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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