Free tour Barrio Puerto, where Valparaíso is born.

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Ecomapu
Quality Verified Registered on September 23, 2020

Hi! Welcome to Valparaíso. We are a team of local guides from this colorful and magical city also called La Joya del Pacífico. We invite you to discover unique places away from mass tourism, getting to know the city, its people and local life. We will show you unique places and "porteñas picás" that only a local guide can teach you. Valparaíso as you have never known before.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will discover the oldest neighborhood of Valparaíso and point of historical origin of this Chilean port city and why Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We begin in Plaza Sotomayor recognizing its architecture and stories that shaped this square built on the sea during the 19th century. We will take the historic lifts of Cerro Concepción, Cerro Alegre and Cerro Cordillera, contrasting the area most visited by tourists with the most important "porteños" hill in the social history of Valparaíso and Chile, to this day the main working-class neighborhood of the port overlooking the La Matriz church, the oldest in the city. Finally we will visit the port neighborhood, part of the UNESCO site and point of origin of the city that maintains until today the traditional local "porteño" life, including the oldest bar-canteen in the port, music made in Valparaíso, old commerce and famous "picás" (popular restaurants) around "Plaza Echaurren", the oldest square in Valparaíso. Of course, en route you will discover colorful and artistic murals and graffiti of the "porteño" street art. We end the tour at the renovated Mercado Puerto (local market building) with suggestions for you to continue getting to know Valparaíso.
Welcome to live the Ecomapu Experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sotomayor, Valparaíso, Chile
    Sotomayor, Valparaíso, Chile
  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Sotomayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Prat - Errázuriz Dock
  • 3
    Free admission
    La Escala Galería - Cochrane
  • 4
    Outside visit
  • 5
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor Concepcion - Esmeralda
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cerro Concepción Valparaíso - Templeman
  • 7
    Outside visit
    happy hill
  • 8
    Free admission
  • 9
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor El Peral - Plaza de La Justicia
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Justice Square
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Ascensor San Agustín - José Tomás Ramos
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Cordillera Hill - San Francisco
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Museo Lord Cochrane - Merlet
  • 14
    Outside visit
  • 15
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor Cordillera - Serrano
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Plaza Echaurren - Cochrane
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Bar Liberty - Almirante Riveros
  • 18
    Outside visit
    Mercado - Puerto

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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João 01 Jun 2023
Belo Horizonte

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Sebas es un gran guía, atento y servicial. Al final del recorrido, me indicó una excelente cantina tradicional.
Shul... 29 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
This is a very balanced tour in that you’ll get to see both the richer/fancier and poorer sides of Valparaiso. The tour is very personal and Raul is very fun! He will share a lot of the history and you’ll see both great city views of the houses and nice graffiti art
Sergio 12 May 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - May 2023
Magdalena es una excelente guia, seria y profesional (no necesita hacerse la simpatica y no contar chistes para cumplir con su roll como la mayoria de sus colegas)
Elena 18 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Very fun and informative way to spend the day! Amaru was knowledgeable and passionate about the city. It had a great mix of things to see and we covered many parts of the city!
Peter 13 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Carol was great. The tour was excellent … we VC saw all of the sights and did some spontaneous stuff as well.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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