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Things to do in Valparaiso

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Valparaiso. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Valparaiso attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Valparaiso to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Valparaiso.

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  • Antiques and Book Market

    Vendors hawk remnants of the city's glory days amid the crooning of tango singers every Sunday. Score flea-market finds (rare Condorito comics depi... More
  • Bar Cinzano

    After 111 years, porteños of all ages still seek refuge here come nightfall. It's familiar, friendly, and lively, with a long, low bar, a few primi... More
  • Casa Crucero

    The city's most talked-about gallery is in a narrow building that resembles the bow of a ship. Opened in December 2006 and dedicated to cutting-edg... More
  • Cummings 1

    Steps from the café-lined Plaza Aníbal Pinto, expat owner James Henkel hosts frequent art exhibits and readings in his bookstore, specializing in L... More
  • El Boliche Tango Bar

    Latin America's most famous dance has long thrived in Valparaíso; the uninitiated may be satisfied with performances at Bar Cinzano and La Piedra F... More
  • La Piedra Feliz

    With separate areas for different styles of music and dance, this fantastically cavernous warehouse of a club (it has room for 1,000 people) domina... More
  • La Sebastiana

    Although showing its age, Pablo Neruda's five-story former residence is packed with tourists—and the Nobel Prize–winning poet's eclectic keepsakes ... More
  • Museo a Cielo Abierto

    In the 1990's, renowned Chilean masters such as Roberto Matta, Nemesio Antunez, and Roser Bru adorned the exteriors of houses with a series of 20 o... More
  • Naval and Maritime Museum

    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, an... More
  • Orgánica Expositores

    Everything from the jewelry to the jam to the paintings on the walls is made in Chile. Take home a 22-piece set of cypress-and-alerce (a prized Sou... More
  • Poblenou

    Tiny tables, flattering lighting, potent pisco sours (lime juice mixed with grape brandy and foamy egg white), and a friendly, multilingual Dutch o... More
  • Sala de Arte Wenteche

    In muralist Patricio Peña Oltra's gallery, sift through the works of 36 emerging local artists, stacked in boxes and leaning against the walls. Sma... More
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