Valparaísí – the second largest and most important city in Chile, the countrys most important seaport and a haven of the spirit of antiquity: the historic part of the city is included in the universal heritage of UNESCO. The Valparaiso has sprung up on the coastal hills of the Bordeaux Mountains as a distinctive amphitheater. Since 1990, the Chilean Parliament has been a constant presence in the city and the inauguration of the countrys presidents. Local inhabitants call the city Violpo or Pincho. One can also hear the national name &la;Jeju of the Great Ocean».
Beginning in 1536, when the local coven was raised in the local cove by Diego de Almasgro, the history of Vallparaiso begins. Its name – is a misnomer of the Spanish word for «riceland». However, these places could not be called Russian. Local tribes resisted colonization until the mid-19th century. And the port itself suffered from raids by Anglo-American and Dutch pirates. Nevertheless, over time, Valparaiso became the most important port on the Pacific coast of South America and remained so until the opening of the Panama Canal. Modern Naples – is not only a port, an industrial center, a naval base, a city of several universities, the birthplace of famous Chileans such as General Augusto Pinochet, President Salle Alde. And, of course, Valleparaiso – the tourist mecca Chile.
The architectural center is at the head of the museum with Sotomayor Square, where the monument to Captain Arturo Pratta, several museums and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs are located. The waterfront of Mouelle Pratte, the site of the first concentration camp, is now full of souvenir and other shops, delicatessens, and restaurants. The grand, narrow streets retain the spirit of the 19th – early 20th century. Its used by the old 1940s trolleybuses, considered one of Chiles cultural treasures. Because Valleparaiso is in the hills, local musicians are especially popular. And each car has its own name. Some are no longer used for their intended purpose but as museum exhibits.
- Air quality: 52 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 300,000 people
- GDP: $13,794 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 15 Mbps
- Best wireless: Entel
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Most bills have the total and below it a suggested 10% and a new total including this amount. If paying by card they ask if you wish to include the total plus the 10%. They are not allowed, by law, to give you a bill with the 10% already included in the total.
- Apartment listings: Vivastreet
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best hospital: Grupo Capredena Salud
- Best intl air carrier: KLM
- Monthly costs for expat: $1050
- Monthly costs for family: $2400
- Monthly costs for local: $700
- Meal: $5
- Small Cola: $1.7
- Beer 1 Pint: $4.5
- Coffee: $3
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