Where is the best place to stay in Valparaíso?
If you are looking into where to stay in Valparaíso you will most likely want to be in the heart of the historical quarter, between the Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción hills, which is the best place to stay in Valparaíso, close to many of the best restaurants, bars, small cafés and the city´s best viewpoints. By staying in Valparaíso´s historical quarter you will quickly learn why it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The views over the bay and the city´s architecture, which is well adapted to its hilly surroundings, are Valparaíso´s main attractions. The fact that the Spanish colonial architecture is intertwined with other non-Hispanic European styles, especially the Victorian influences which were brought in via the port area by British immigrants and subsequently developed extensively throughout the XIX century, has left an original and unforgettable mark on the city.
Other attractions within walking distance from the historical quarter are: La Sebastina, the House of Pablo Neruda, the Paseo Gervasoni, the spectacular viewpoint over the port, and the Queen Victoria Lift, which was built in 1902 and is a part of the old and worn-out Valpo not to be missed.