Santiago (Valparaiso)

Chile

Valparaiso Cruises

Cerro Polanco Funicular offers great views of the harbor and surrounding hills. Relax on the beach at Via Del Mar. Set at the foot of the Andes, Santiago is Chile's oldest city and also its capital.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Valparaiso Cruise Terminal
    Ship will DEPART from this port.
  • Time Zone
    CLT (Chile Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how much does this cost?" in Spanish: "cuánto cuesta esto?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Chilean Pesos (CLP)
    Native crafts, Chilean hazelnut and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      Before the Panama Canal, Valparaíso was a major stop for those rounding South America, including suppliers for the California Gold Rush.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Famed Chilean poet and Nobel Prize recipient Pablo Neruda wrote this about his beloved city: “Valparaíso, how absurd you are…life has always surprised you.”
    • Fun Fact #2
      The Historic Quarter features architectural remnants of its wealthy heyday in the 19th century as a stopover along global trade routes.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The imposing blue Naval Command Building, built in August 1906 after a massive earthquake, takes up an entire block along Plaza Sotomayor.
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