Fodor's Expert Review Ascensor El Peral

Valparaiso Notable Building

In Valparaíso, riding one of the city's 14 ascensors (funiculars) is a must. El Peral, built in 1902 and now a national monument, is one of the six currently operating (another three are under repair). For just 100 pesos, it runs a very steep 52 meters (172 feet) from the Palacio de Justicia (court house) on the northeastern side of Plaza Sotomayor, up to the gorgeous Paseo Yugoslavo on Cerro Alegre, where the Palacio Baburizza houses a fine arts museum.

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Plaza Sotomayor
Valparaíso, Valparaíso  Chile

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Rate Includes: 100 pesos

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