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The Poetic Streets of Valparaíso

Click on our interactive map to see highlights of this walking tour of Valparaíso, Chile.

"I love Valparaíso," wrote poet Pablo Neruda, who faced his desk toward the endless Pacific Ocean view. A 2.5-hour drive from Chile's capital, Santiago, the booming port was left to rust after the Panama Canal changed shipping routes in 1914. Today its 264,000 residents cling to the old-world architecture and steep streets of this South American San Francisco. This walk can fill one long day or be quickened by trading the stiffer climbs for scenic rides on the city's iconic funiculars.

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