Much of Valparaíso’s charm revolves around its brightly colored houses stacked somewhat haphazardly on its many hills, hence the parallels people draw between Valpo and San Francisco. Unfortunately the two cities also share a climate: the dreaded “marine layer,” also known as fog. Grey clouds tone down even the loudest home paint jobs, and cold weather makes aimless wandering much less appealing.
I was prepared to make the best of bad weather, but Laura and I got lucky with strong sunshine for both days of our weekend in Valparaíso. And with a blue sky as its backdrop, the city tempted us to spend much of our time just walking around the cerros Alegre, Concepción, Bellavista and Artilleria.
Join us on a virtual tour – good weather guaranteed, and you won’t end up with the sore muscles we had after two days of climbing the never-ending stairs!
Thanks to Laura for the pictures!