The City of Color!
On our last day in Chile, we went on a bus tour through Valparaíso. It was probably the most unique and colorful city we had ever side. The hillsides surrounding the city were literally covered with houses in all shapes, sizes and shades of color. Even more color and personality was added to the city by all of the murals and pictures painted on everything from walls, to gates, doorways and even the side of houses themselves. See for yourself:
The city is filled with rich history: much of the buildings and streets were made using materials from the ships people arrived in Valparaíso on. We saw many other historic sites, including the incredibly Naval Office building and statues honoring heroes in the Pacific War. We were able to shop for beautiful paintings and hand made jewelry from local merchants. It was an incredible city to soak in the last of our Chilean culture experience walking the streets of Valparaíso.