Free Walking Tour Valparaíso Provided by Jocelyn Bastiasfrom€ 0
Valparaiso in Chile is full of surprises: Here lies the country’s first public library, Latin America’s oldest stock exchange, the continent’s first volunteer fire department, and the headquarters of the oldest Spanish-language newpaper in circulation in the world, El Mercurio de Valparaíso. The city’s historic quarter was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003 and for a long time it was called The Jewel of the Pacific as well as Little San Francisco, as many Europeans moved here.
Once a ship capital, Valparaíso is now one of the favourite cities of artists and tourists alike. With its colorful buildings and continuous surprises, the city offers much to those who are interested in the Chilean culture. Universities and sights such as the Arco Británico or the Artillería funicular railway ensures the flow of people.
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