It’s no secret that I love the city of Valparaíso! Valpo is a colourful, vibrant and delightfully charming port city just over 100km from Santiago, and a city that I don’t think I will ever tire of visiting.
Which is why, two weeks ago, Carlos and I spent the weekend there to celebrate six years together.
So, what is so amazing about Valparaíso?
Lots of Valpo is built on hills, when means the views from both the top and the bottom (looking up) are pretty special. Especially if you get a bright, blue skied day like we did. The port glowed from the hills as we gazed down at the bright sky and sparse clouds, and it really enhanced the rainbow of colours from all of the houses.
Valparaíso is a photography lover’s paradise because with every corner you turn, you see something to make you want to whip your camera out. Especially with windows and doors that look like this. Houses are made up of every colour and range from peeling paint work to freshly painted, creating the perfect balance! Don’t forget to look up and admire the stunning facades that are on display all over the city. The only tricky thing is to decide which one you would most like to live in… or dine in that evening.
You can never tire of Valparaíso as there is always a tiny alley way that you haven’t seen before that leads to somewhere new. And, seeing as they are usually art lined, they can never really disappoint! Especially if you head out early on Sunday morning, like we did, as you feel you have the whole city to yourself to explore and wander.
There are always surprises in Valparaíso, and pleasant ones at that! Surprises like these, that make you stop for a minute and wonder why…
The street art
I saved the best until last because of course, Valpo is known for it’s abundance of incredible street art. Street art literally lines every pavement and it’s art of the very highest quality. No matter how many times I go, it never ceases to amaze me as it creates such a happy and colourful atmosphere.
So, Valpo! That is why I love you so ❤
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I totally agree, it’s a very nice town! 🙂
It’s the best, right?? I would go there happily every weekend 🙂
Love the colors! I totally get it why you like it so much… I love colorful cities too!!
Thanks Anna, colourful cities will always win my heart!! 🙂
Well, I’m totally convinced 🙂
Hehe, I think you would love it! 🙂
Those murals are stunning!! 💕
Aren’t they just? It really is the most colourful city!
Love, love love Valparaiso! Fantastic photos, you’ve captured it perfectly:)
Thanks so much! 🙂 Valpo always makes me smile!
Great photos! It brings about the memories of my stay; I really loved it there! Wich I could be there some time soon…
Thank you, Klara! 🙂 It is such a great city and I have never bet anybody that didn’t love it!
Love the pretty houses!
They really are the best 🙂 And come in such variety.
I love the photos; a great reminder of a week spent in Valpo a few years ago. Thanks for the memories.
Thanks so much! I’m always happy to bring back memories for others 🙂
Valpo still has my heart 100% – it’s the one place I always tell the Brit I want him to see when we go to Chile…though there is many other beautiful/interesting places, but Valpo is so special!!x
Valpo is SO special, I 100% agree. Hopefully we can go together when you come to Chile soon hehe 😉
I have been there and agree Your opinion. Your have wonderful set of gorgeous photos.
Thanks so much! It’s my favourite city and I never tire of visiting 🙂 There is always something new to find! I’m so glad you got to see it too!