From the harbor to the hills, lively Valpo is Chile's cultural capital. Undoubtedly the most unique city in Chile, and one of the most unusual in all Latin America. Valparaíso - 'Valpo' for short - has long been one of the continent's best-kept secrets. Since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, however, it is becoming more well known.
From the flat city center, ascensores (funicular elevators) creak at an improbable angle up to a very different city. These tumbling chaotic cerros (hills), with their steep labyrinthine roads, crumbling mansions and kaleidoscopic rooftops will have photographers snapping on every street corner. Nowadays, its cerros breathe authenticity with its art. With its streets painted and full of graffiti, the destination is a full plate for those who enjoy history, architecture, design - and a good color photo