It’s no wonder that Pablo Neruda lived in Valparaíso among other painters and writers. Once I was there, I felt that art was pushing to come out in some form or another from my pores. It’s just that much of an inspiring place. You have the ocean, the hills, the houses, the colors, the people. The place is a work of art on its own, and UNESCO agrees. There are a lot of things to see and do in Valparaíso, but something I did while there for a couple of days and that I found quite amusing was simply going up and down the hills looking for the colorful houses, murals, and other forms of street art. And there are a lot, some hidden, some in plain sight, all making the hunt and the urban hiking more exciting and magical. It’s not possible to pinpoint all of their exact location as they change regularly and from place to place.
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