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Address: Calle Aldunate bis Calle Rudolph, Valparaiso, Chile

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Museum without a roof

Sometimes public art is dubbed a museum without walls. In this case the art is painted on the walls...murals, dozens of then. Many of this eclectic mix of styles and subjects, are... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Wayne M
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is mentioned as a must see in Valparaíso on so many webpages and also in our guide book. I simply don't understand why. We have walked for endless hours in the streets of Valparaíso and enjoyed it very much to look at streetart etc. But I would say that the Museo a Cielo is the least impressive we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Sometimes public art is dubbed a museum without walls. In this case the art is painted on the walls...murals, dozens of then. Many of this eclectic mix of styles and subjects, are beautiful or incredibly detailed or both.

Thank Wayne M
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I am a street art aficionado.And from what I had read about the Museo a Cielo Abierto, i expected much more.Actually, Valparaiso itself deserves this name, not this area in particuilar.And so it's a waste of time. Go to Cerro Polanco instead, ( supposedly a potentially risky area because of poverty and drug problems );We spent two wonderful hours in... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went in april to Valparaiso and we walked as much as we could. We found this museum, which I found very interesting and enjoyable. It matches perfectly with the entire bohemian atmosphere of this city. Not to be missed!

Thank ccquiro
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Not worth it. The "professional" murals are not as good as many other amateur ones in the city, and there is graffiti all over it (like actual graffiti/rude words/tagging, etc). The only thing that makes it a museum are the tags with the artists name on them.

Thank Lucy A
Rio del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Portenos, Valparaiso is a busy port city, paint TREMENDOUS murals on outdoor building walls. The concept of viewing a group of them in order, for free, I their actual neighborhood is SO egalitarian. Finding an entrance, eventually we found three, was a challenge. More difficult however was identifying each work AND the route to the next exhibit. Oh, keep an... More 

Thank Richard D
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best parts of the visit to Valpo. It's a series of murals painted outdoors. It felt amazing to walk through the hills soaking in these beautiful works of art. Highly recommended on a nice day.

Thank oob205
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We absolutely loved walking around and getting lost in the little roads, stairs and alleys looking at the colourful murales, taking pictures and visiting craft shops. Really what is there not to like? The place is amazing! We even started fantasising about moving to Valparaiso!!!

Thank Alex J
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We loved that s much of the city was a museum with an open ceiling. I would have liked to see a little more about each artist, but enjoyed it none the less. Lots of stairs if that's an issue. Great little jewelry "store"(more like an opening in the side of a building with the pieces laid out on a... More 

Thank sblairp
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

It's hard to figure out what is actually part of the "museum" - I could only find four marked murals and they weren't even very interesting. There are many, more interesting murals all over the city, particularly in Cerros Conception and Alegre. Spend your time there

Thank Misha N

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