Cerro Concepción

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Cerro Concepción Valparaiso Reviews

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Cerro Concepción Oct 29, 2016
As we only had a few hours in Valparaíso we agreed with Sergio that it would be best to focus on one part of the city, and he recommended Cerro Concepción as there we would be able to see plenty of the street art we were most interested in, as well some interesting old houses and great views of the city. He also knew a good place there for lunch (although in the event his first choice proved to be booked out by a tour group so we went elsewhere).

Cerro Concepción is a zona típica (designated historic area) and it is easy to see why.

It can be reached by the funicular of the same name (the city’s first, incidentally, opened in 1883) but we drove up as some of the funiculars were out of action that day due to a strike by government workers. We then had a lovely stroll along pretty Paseo Atkinson, from where you get super views of the city and port below, and the adjacent streets.

One of the prettiest streets is Pierre Loti, off Templeman. Near here is the Anglican church, dedicated to St Paul, and not far away is the Lutheran one on Beethoven. It was on the latter street, where we saw several unusual rooftop decorations, like wind-vanes – one featured a clown, another a witch. We could also look across to neighbouring Cerro Panteón where three cemeteries are located.

If you’re looking for street art, as we were, we found Beethoven, Calle Concepción and hilly Almirante Montt to have some of the best examples.
Pierre Loti, Cerro Concepción
On Paseo Atkinson
On Paseo Atkinson
House on Paseo Atkinson
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