The History of Valparaiso dates back to 1536 with it’s discovery. A port city where few cities in the world have attracted much inspiration. A city that knows no birth certificate as if the sea had founded it.
A visit to Valparaiso is a constant surprise, for its port-city life, its unusual architecture and layout of its streets. It is one of the most picturesque port towns of the world that was declared “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in July 2003 thanks to its charming and steep “ASCENSORS” (funiculars, cable cars) with slopes of 30° to 50 °, cobbled streets, colorful houses, century age buildings, secret passages, endless stairs, museums with a singular character, promenades that overlook a beautiful sea-port scenic view, artistic murals for everywhere, humble and friendly people, homes hanging on hills, restaurants “gourmet” and “picada” (traditional, Cheap & Good restaurant), fruits and vegetable street markets, Fish Markets, fleas markets, book markets, summer carnivals, etc.
Viña del Mar history starts at the beginning of the twentieth century with the acquisition of their land by foreign and nationals wealthy merchants who had their businesses in Valparaiso leaving as a heritage a rich and beautiful architecture of an illustrious past.
Viña del Mar is a modern city with natural attractions such as beaches, parks and botanical gardens.
Known as The Garden City, because we can enjoy a warm summer, beautiful sunsets in autumn, the flowers spring aromas and the natural force of winter.
Today Viña del Mar has more than 4 km of beaches, It shows renewed and by the entire coastline shows a second generation of modern buildings with summer homes and condominiums. Also with restaurants of all kinds of national and international cuisine, casino, municipal theater, 5 starts hotels, an outdoor amphitheater that each February celebrates the Popular International Festival of the Song, historical museums, fine Lapis Lazuli stores, pubs, discos, etc.
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