Founded in 1536, 75 mi/120 km northwest of Santiago, the picturesque port city of Valparaiso, Chile, was named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its distinctively spontaneous hills' neighborhoods and their vernacular architecture, including more than a dozen ascensores
(funicular cable cars) that connect the port with its surrounding heights.
Specific sights include the Church of La Matriz, Plaza Victoria, the Naval and Maritime Museum, and especially La Sebastiana, one of Chilean poet ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.