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Didn't see all of the area due to warnings

The tunnel was great, & good views from the top over the coloured houses on the nearby hills. View... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
A must!!!

When visiting Valparaiso, you must not miss this historic elevator. It is quite amazing to... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Linda M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

The tunnel was great, & good views from the top over the coloured houses on the nearby hills. View also showed that it was a poorer neighbourhood than the hills at the opposite end of the bay (Cerro Alegre etc). We wandered off to photograph...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

When visiting Valparaiso, you must not miss this historic elevator. It is quite amazing to understand why and how it was built.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you arrive by bus, you could head south to this ascensor before heading west to the main part of town. It is clearly a poorer area but should be fine during the day - we even saw a couple of small guided tours. Pay...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We took most ascensores in Valparaíso (some were shut for repairs). They are all worth it, both for the experience and for the view. My husband said "it is just a lift", but the rest of the family thought it was well worth it. We...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This Ascensor is different to others in Valparaiso in that is actually a lift rather than a funicular. It is accessed via a tunnel that goes off the end of Almirante Simpson ( just to the NE of the trolley bus terminal) The views from...More

Thank JJsFarm
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The lift has now re-opened. It is interesting as it is the only vertical lift and it goes through a tunnel. The views above aren´t particularly inspiring and the doors on the ground floor are those of a standard lift. The best part is the...More

Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I have visited Valparaiso many times but I had never made my way over to Cerro Polanco. It has the must unique acensor in Valpo in that, from below, you go through a long subterranean tunnel and then take an elevator to the top of...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ascensor Polanco was refurbished and reopened a little while back and it is kind of interesting, especially the tunnel that leads to the ascensor. But once you get to the top there is not a whole lot to do. Be careful in this neighborhood, especially...More

Thank Paco S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great 360 view of the city for CLP 200 (100 to go up, 100 to go down). To get into the elevator, you go through an interesting dark, cold and humid, mine-like tunnel for ~100 meters. The neighborhood around is not very nice, don't go...More

Thank Mariano S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Didn't realize it was an elevator until after I got out of the elevator, but the walk through the tunnel was pretty neat. It felt like we were in a cave with a nice walkway.

Thank krissf
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