5 Reasons to Add Valparaíso to Your Honeymoon Tour of Chile; Katie Hammel; Brides

Chile – Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

Street art, maritime history, Pablo Neruda — this seaside port city is definitely worth a pit stop on your Chilean honeymoon.

Located about 70 miles (112 km) from Santiago, the seaside port city of Valparaíso was once known as “The Jewel of the Pacific.” During its heyday in the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the Panama Canal was completed, the city thrived. Though it later suffered decline as the port became less important to trade, it’s been revitalized in recent years. In 2003 the city’s historic quarter was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and today it’s a chaotic jumble of narrow cobblestone streets and colorful houses that crawl up and over the city’s 40-plus hills. Yet despite its bohemian appeal, the city is less well-known than nearby Santiago.

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