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Ascensor Artilleria

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Address: Plaza Aduana, Valparaiso, Chile
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This hillside tram is over 100 years old and is now a national monument....

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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Full-Day Tour of Valparaiso Port and Viña del Mar from Santiago
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Harum-scarum funicular ride!

Easily the most dodgy of all Valparaiso's funiculars, this one is seriously old and it feels rickety, and though it may break catastrophically at any stage. The car itself, feels... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Washington, DC
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110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cheap ride up the hill to an area with a bunch of tourist stalls and great views of the port and Valparaiso. It cost 600 pesos roundtrip (300 each way) and you pay at the top when you arrive and then again before going down. Acouple of the other funiculars were under serious repair so this was... More 

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Lakefield, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding an ascensor (and there are many) is a must when you visit Valparaiso, and they are s cheap ($0.20 - $075) and great fun.

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Thank Andy-Dana
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, old school way to climb the hill. It's 300 pesos each way but the views are worth it and the staff are cheery.

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Thank Mark H
Piacenza, Italy
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182 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The elevators of Valparaiso are something so particular and unique that you absolutely can't miss them during your visit. They are still the original ones built at the beginning of last century, some put back in order after some restoration works, some others unfortunately still have to be repaired. I took many of them, the elevator Artilleria was my favourite.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the most dodgy of all Valparaiso's funiculars, this one is seriously old and it feels rickety, and though it may break catastrophically at any stage. The car itself, feels as though it may fall apart as you ascend/descend. Having said that, the views are very good and it's a cool method of transport. Just some upgrades and maintenance would... More 

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Thank RobandKateTravel
New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to choose which ascensor to use since there are so many in town. If you don't have much time to visit Valparaiso, I would definitely go for this one. The view from the top is breathtaking and the ride down is a good thrill. And of course it is really cheap!

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Thank James D
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A popular tourist funicular in reasonable condition, with tourist stalls at top but very good views over the docks and back towards Valpo and across the bay to Vina del Mar. Can be long queues.

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Thank HappyDays333
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love ascensors and this one takes you up to a high ridge overlooking the port. A great expansive balcony is up on the cliff top, offering plenty of viewpoints. I love this ascensor especially as it is "old school". All wooden and a bit rickety, it shakes around but it does the job.

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Thank Robert M
Brisbane
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177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great funicular taking us to the hills of Artilleria with so much to see and lots of history. Sometimes it gets busy

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London, United Kingdom
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1,018 reviews
530 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Personally I'd prefer walking up the hill but it is an funny experience. Doesn't feel like the safest thing in the world but an experience nonetheless. Great views on the way through

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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.

over a year ago
Barcelona

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.

over a year ago

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