Street art in Valparaiso

The hubby part of the vacation has just started – cue nice hotels, more leisurely days and lots of photos.  We started in Valparaiso – without question,  my (now) favourite city in South America.  Filled with colourful chaotic houses and the most prolific street art I have ever seen, the town won my heart.  Points should be deducted for the ever-present dog shit, too many hippies, and alleys and stairways that reek of cooked piss, but we still loved it.

We spent two days wandering the streets of town, up and down the crazy stair cases (Valpo is built on bonkers steep hills) and meandering from art piece to art piece, occasionally stopping for coffee, icecream or empanadas.  I can’t recommend it highly enough.  If you don’t like street art, you can stop reading here.  The rest of the post is just pictures of street art and houses (with some hotel and restaurant details at the end).

Next stop the Atacama.

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Voga Guesthouse
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Bread shop
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Holding the window
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Crazy Cats
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Rude Kermit

 

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Stairs Subida Ferrari

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View from concepcion
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Concepcion
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Cultural Park
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Almirante Motte
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Flowery girls
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A bird in the hand
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Alien ninjas?
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Paseo Yugoslav
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Miramar
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Paseo Yugoslav
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Paseo Yugoslav
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Paseo Yugoslav
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Templeman
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Templeman
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French man walking
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Pirate
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Old lady

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Paseo Pierre Loti
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Paseo Atkinson
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Cafe Brighton
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Stairs Urriola
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Concepcion
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Papudo stairs
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Papudo
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Papudo
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Amigos
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Papudo
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Papudo
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Urriola

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Murdered for being a lesbian – memorial
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Laundry
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Museo Cielo Abierto
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Museo Cielo Abierto
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Neruda College
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Neruda’s house – top left
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Avenida Alemania
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Almirante Montt Houses
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Avenida Alemania
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Hector Calvo Stairs

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Additional notes

We stayed at Voga guesthouse – it was lovely, with an excellent breakfast

We ate at Cafe Entro Cerros (amazing sandwiches and best coffee we had in Valpo), Cafe Plaza Moro (friendly, ok coffee)  and La Concepcion (good ceviche, but overpriced).  The icecream at Emporio La Rosa (multiple locations) was outstandingly good (we went twice)

You can walk every in Valpo no problems

 

Valparaiso, December 24, 2018