Valparaiso was born a few years after Santiago, to be its home port. Necessary before doubling Cape Horn, the Chilean port will have a strong influence came from all quarters. The relationship between declining with the construction of the Panama Canal. But the charm of the port city is always present.
The city of 44 hills forming a natural amphitheater overlooking the Pacific Ocean, attracts other great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda who built his house "La Sebastiana". Va al paraiso, "going to heaven" is a blessing to the name of the city. Most porteños 300 000 live in the hills, and through access to the famous "ascensores" (elevators).
The port city of Valparaiso, whose historic center was declared in 2003 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, dreams of reliving its past. El Mercurio de Valparaíso, the oldest newspaper in the world in Spanish, will be the announcer.