Ascensor Barón

Valparaiso, Chile

Ascensor Barón


The Ascensor Barón, built in 1906, is a funicular located on its namesake hill in Valparaíso, Chile, and was declared a Historic Monument on September 1, 1998.

The Ascensor Barón has great urban significance by virtue of being the connection between the Plan de Valparaíso with one of the most tourist scenic viewpoints in the eastern section of the natural amphitheater where sits the city. This viewpoint formed part of the old road to Quillota, which joined Valparaíso to the hacienda of the Siete Hermanas (the land currently occupied by the city of Viña del Mar). Its altitude ranges between 5 m and 35 m above sea level. The track length is 55 m and the journey time is 95 seconds.

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