Valparaiso Tourist Attractions
Valparaíso, Chile's second largest city, is nestled between the sea and the coastal mountain range. The city center is lined with cobbled streets and some unique architecture.
Museo del Mar Lord Cochrane
This colonial style house was built in 1842 for Lord Thomas Cochrane, although he never lived here. It was used for a while as an astronomical observatory and is now a museum. On display are model ships and paintings. From the surrounding gardens there are fine views of the area.
Museo de Historia Natural
Naval and Maritime Museum
The Museo Naval y Marítimo deals with the War of the Pacific, with particular emphasis on the contributions of various war heroes, including Arturo Prat, Lord Cochrane, Admiral Manuel Blanco Encalada and others.
Galería Municipal de Arte
Palacio Baburizza (Museo de Bellas Artes)
The Palacio Lyon is an 1881 neoclassical mansion. It currently houses the Museo de Historia Natural and the Galería Municipal de Arte.
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