Words can’t quite do justice to Valapraiso. To articulate its beauty, would almost be too cliche.
So I’ll simply say this…the winding alleys are alive with culture, and the souls of each artist who contributed to their life are visible in the countless murals and graffiti stained streets. The many famous poets who were drawn to its labrynth, only further prove its unique charm.
Each neighborhood is different, and every corner makes you more intrigued than the next. Its style is similar to the vibe you can experience in Melbourne or San Francisco but holds an added Latin flare that simply can’t be mimicked.
An hour and a half bus ride from Santiago (Pajaritos station). There are three well-known bus companies: Tur Bus, Pullman, and Condor. Each company has frequent departures throughout the day.
What to Do on a Short Visit
The highlight of your visit will surely be roaming the corridors of Pablo Neruda’s home, La Sebastiana. Exploring the famous Chilean Poet’s house is the perfect way to absorb a different perspective of the city through his beautifully written poems and antiques that are scattered throughout the rooms.
A few days of wandering the streets and nibbling your way through the cafes will be enough to
For a quaint and budget accommodation, check out the vivacious and helpful hosts at Hostal Jacaranda. They will send you off with a foolproof map and a plan to tackle the surrounding area tailored to your interests.
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