The colourful houses and picturesque cerros are sure to raise a smile – an expert guide to Valparaiso

Even the most jaded of traveller can’t fail to be charmed by the Chilean port city of Valpo (as the Unesco World Heritage listed town is affectionately known). Spend even the smallest amount of time here and you’ll quickly discover the delights of Valpo’s 45 cerros (hills), overlooking the Pacific, that are dotted by sugar almond hued houses whose exteriors are made of corrugated metal peeled from decades old shipping containers.

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