We booked a tour through our hotel in Santiago (~$50 USD) to go to Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. What I really wanted to see were the street art and wall murals!
Isn’t he/she cute though?
Our tour guide picked us up with a small van.
That’s not our tour guide, but it’s too adorable not to post.
Quinta Vergara Amphitheater — where they hold the International Song Festival every year. It is the largest and best known music festival in Latin America.
Legend has it that if you take a picture with this clock, you will one day return to Viña del Mar. We had lunch here and walked on the beach.
Without further ado, our next stop: Valparaíso.
A city built on hills, people use these funicular lifts called ascensores (steeply inclined carriages) to get up and down.
Every corner there is art.
We got on a funicular lift.
Love the downtown architecture.
Finally got one! It’s called “Mote con huesillos”. There’s a peach in there along with beans… very sweet and refreshing drink (and cheap too!). They sell them all over the streets of Chile.