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Ascensor Artilleria

Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
+56 32 217647
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This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument. Tourists can still ride the lift today and take in breathtaking panoramic views of downtown and the ocean.
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“de mayo” (2 reviews)
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Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
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+56 32 217647
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"naval museum"
in 9 reviews
"tourist stalls"
in 3 reviews
"de mayo"
in 2 reviews
"funny experience"
in 2 reviews
"silver jewelry"
in 2 reviews
"offers a great view"
in 2 reviews
"fun ride"
in 5 reviews
"cable car"
in 5 reviews
"cheap ride"
in 2 reviews
"funicular railway"
in 2 reviews
"cost pesos"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"visit valparaiso"
in 3 reviews
"great fun"
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"chilean navy"
in 2 reviews
"vina del mar"
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"ascensor"
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great old ascensor to take you to the top of the hill. Slow, rickety ride but worth it since it costs almost nothing to ride. Once at the top, the views are amazing and there are a few tourist shops and a little market shop...More

1  Thank Chonee
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is not that much different than the other ascensors in Valparaiso. They are all ancient and mechanically basic. Once you arrive at the top, there are great vistas of the port and a craft market selling tourist stuff. When you descend and walk back...More

2  Thank CathyC741
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the best 'ascensores' in the city and from the top you can get a great view of it with the city behind.

Thank Jworld92
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

600 CLP round trip (0.5 USD). View is okay, and pretty much the same you'll get once you are up there. Is just an elevator...

Thank Santiago E
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

If you get to Valparaiso you have to ride these cars up the hill, funiculars? They are old and creaky, but really bring you back to old times. Lots of fun, and super cheap. Tourist items at top of hill.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of the biggest lifts in the city. For 300 CLP you can ride and enjoy a beautiful view of the Valparaiso port. If you go up, you can visit the artisans' market that is just outside the station.

Thank Cam-Potter
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went up the Ascensor as part of transfer from Valparaiso to Santiago. These Ascensor are original, have metal rails, and wooden cabins and entrance and exit buildings. They creak on the way up which is scary knowing these ascensors are over 100 year old....More

Thank 2torontotraveller
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Ascensores are one of the best "Must See" of Valparaíso, besides Street Art. When we look to the rails, cabin and cables it's a little bit frightening but it's a "must travel". We ride on some, day or night (by the way, there is no...More

Thank Joao Pedro B
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Go up or down the hills of Valparaiso in an old vintage cable car. It was very inexpensive to ride and you get a beautiful view from the top.

Thank estrella1942
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Joined by americans, strange to hear them, the view is awesome and up we go, kind of scary if you freak at heights.

Thank Carolyn P
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RitaGreenApple
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum. Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places. so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently. 2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.
27 January 2015|
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Response from Pit L | Reviewed this property |
Que terrible! Lo siento. Si, hay ladrones en el puerto, y en enero y febrero hay muchos profesionales. ¿La ciudad más peligrosa en el país? No, pero, una con un flujo de turistas.
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RitaGreenApple
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas peligrosas de chile y los robos son cada vez mas. Hay q ir solo en las zonas mas turisticas, no llevar nada de valor, vigilar mucho. Me tiraron al suelo, imobilizar con un pie y me pusieron un cuchillo a lado de la barriga a las 10:30 de la mañana. Tuve la mala suerte q en aquel momento no pasaba nadie en la calle. yo y mi hermano estabamos un poco alejado del museo naval y ibamos en direccion de la plaza Wellright. Las callejuelas son peligrosas. Mi relato en ingles: Unfortunally, my experience in Valparaiso was very bad. My brother is living in Santiago de Chile and we decided to go to Valparaiso by ourselves. We took the Ascensor Artillería at 10:30 a.m. From there we went to the Naval and maritime museum. Our mistake was decided to go by walk to the others turistic places. so we started to walk and then after 15-20 minutes we were robbed violently. 2 men started to run in our direction, the biggest who was also the leader tried to take my bag and snatch my bag. I was stronger than him. So He threw me on the floor, I was immobilized with a foot and he pulled out a switchblade knife. I saw the knife close to my belly and I was ready to receive the knife. I closed my eyes and I got peed on. My brother was with the other guy who was short and thin and asked for the money/la Plata to a meter away. My brother gave the wallet with 200.000 chilean pesos and all documents and credit card. He was able to hide the I-phone 6 (the price is around 800 Eur). he didn´t tried to help me. My brother told me to stop to tighten the purse/the bag. I did it and the man took my bag which contain the samsung S3, sony zt3 waterproof, a small canon camera (value around 60 Eur) and 110.000 chilean pesos. We were on a Cerro/Hill very close to a square with a checkpoint police (carabinieros). we made the complaint of theft which took a lot of time. The police was very very lazy. Then we went to the police office by car to finish to declair. We lost all the money and we asked to the police some money to return to santiago. They gave the money and we made the transfer the following day. The police told us that Valpairaiso is getting the most dangerous city of Chile. The tourists has to go there with a Tour or if they walk alone, the have to go only in the most touristic places. Sometimes the Lanzas/thieves start to follow the tourist and await the opportunity to rob. It a pity that this beautiful city is so unsafe. The police told us that some people who comes to Valparaiso to give the recognition as a UNESCO heritage of humanity were also robbed. Be careful.
27 January 2015|
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Response from RitaGreenApple | Reviewed this property |
NO ES SEGURA PARA LOS TURISTAS. Los lanzas/ladrones te siguien y esperan la ocasion para robarte. a mi me asaltaron de una forma violenta en cerro artilleria. Los carabinieros me dicieron q Valpo es una de las ciudades mas... More
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