Funiculars! Going to Valparaiso and not going on the ascensores (inclines) is like going to Venice and not taking a ride on a Gondola, only that the ascensores cost as little as 100 pesos. They are also of practical use as they help many local people get to the higher parts of town, saving them from having to walk otherwise long and steep pedestrian routes. Many however are undergoing repair or do not run at all, however even then they allow for some interesting pictures
The city is widely known for its bohemian culture, brightly colored houses, and beautiful seaside views.The old town is surrounded with features that reflect the rich maritime heritage, and an important location of Chilean national pride - where its naval mastery was challenged and maintained.
The old town can be compared to the more modern Vina del Mar just to the north, and the hinterland that leads over to Santiago.
Let's take funiculars
Valparaiso, the city on the hill