[South America Travel] Chile: Valparaiso Recommended popular tourist spots
Valparaíso is a port town and Chile's second largest city, and is a popular tourist destination. Located on the Pacific Ocean, with the capital Santiago nearby, the town's name means Valley of Heaven. Valparaíso is also famous for its historic district, which centered on the port, was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Due to this background, many tourists visit each year. Currently, Valparaíso is the second largest city after Santiago, and is home to major institutions such as the National Congress and the General Headquarters of the Navy.