Valparaiso

Valparaiso Travel Guide

Articles about Valparaiso

By Donna Heiderstadt

Hotels in Valparaiso

The Location: The stunning seaside town of Valparaíso, where the steep, zigzagging streets are dotted with colorful houses, is just two hours north of Santiago (the Spanish translation for the town’s name is “Paradise Valley”).

Restaurants in Valparaiso

Since 1984, porteños have come for the filling German specialties at this downtown institution. It starts dishing out pork and sauerkraut, potatoes with rollmops (herring-encased pickles), and goulash with noodles at 9 a.m.

Things to do in Valparaiso

See relics of Chile's maritime heritage: there's a room dedicated to Bernardo O'Higgins, the principal leader in Chile's fight for independence, and founder of the navy; and sections of the Esmeralda, the infamous wooden galleon that stood up to Peru's iron battleships in the War of the Pacific (