If you go to Chile

If you go . . .

What to do

Museo de Bellas Artes de


Palacio Baburizza 

Paseo Yugoslavo 166, Cerro Alegre 

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The city’s fine arts museum reopened this year after a 15-year hiatus. Highlights include Chilean oils portraying Valparaíso’s 19th-century golden era.

Museo La Sebastiana 


Ricardo de Ferrari 692 

Cerro Bellavista 


Poet Pablo Neruda’s whimsical house. Self-guided walking tour available. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $7.  

Where to stay

Hotel Palacio Astoreca 

Montealegre 149, Cerro Alegre 


A heritage building, transformed in

2012 into a 23-room boutique hotel. Doubles from $230.

Hotel Ultramar 

Pérez 173, Cerro Cárcel 


A century-old house up on Prison Hill, close to the new Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, with spectacular Pacific views. Doubles from $112.  

Where to eat


Almirante Montt 532, Cerro Alegre 


Fresh, seasonal ingredients and a wood-burning oven make pizzas here exceptional. $5-$15.  

Pasta e Vino 

Templeman 352, Cerro Concepción 


Upscale Italian restaurant set in a stylish loft. $9-$15.  

Colin Barraclough can be reached on
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