cerro polanco, valparaíso

There was a graffiti festival in the Cerro Polanco neighborhood in 2012.  We went over there today to check out the murals, and take a ride on one of the most unique ascensores in Valparaíso.

We met up with Michael again in Valpo!

The Ascensor Polanco starts with a horizontal tunnel into the hillside, for about 150 meters.  Then you ride an elevator vertically a distance of 60 meters, before exiting three stories above the ground surface, on the top of a tower.  A ~40 meter bridge connects the tower to the ground.  This graphic probably explains things a little more clearly…

The entrance to the Ascensor Polanco tunnel.

The Ascensor Polanco tower and connecting bridge.

Looking (south) over Valparaiso from the top of the Ascensor Polanco.

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