Funicular railways of Valparaíso

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View of Valparaíso from the top of the Artillería funicular railway

Valparaíso in Chile has had up to 26 working funicular railways - most are now inactive, as of 2013 eight are still in active use.[1][2][3] The funicular railways were mainly constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Table[edit]

The Lecheros funicular in 1941

This table is of known funicular railways in Valparaiso, also known as elevators[4][broken citation] (In Spanish Los Ascensores de Valparaiso)

Number from west [5] Name Hill name Date opened Date closed notes
03 Arrayán Cerro Santo Domingo 1905 1964
02 Artillería Cerro Artillería 1893 Inactive as for December 2013[citation needed]
25 Barón Cerro Lecheros 1906
13 Bellavista Cerro Bellavista 1897 1955
09 Concepción [6] Cerro Concepción 1883
06 Cordillera Cerro Cordillera 1887
21 El Hogar 1912 1955
08 El Peral Cerro Concepción 1902
10 Esmeralda 1905 1962
14 Espíritu Santo 1911 Inactive
15 Florida 1906 Inactive
00 Hospital Carlos van Buren 1929
18 La Cruz Cerro La Cruz 1908 1992
23 Larraín Cerro Rodríguez 1906 Inactive
17 Monjas 1912 Inactive
24 Lecheros 1906 Inactive
16 Mariposas Cerro Mariposas 1904 Inactive
12 Panteón 1900 1952
05 Perdices Cerro Arrayán 1932 1962
26 Placeres Cerro Placeres 1913 1971
19 Polanco Cerro Polanco 1913-1916 Elevator
20 Ramaditas 1914 1955
11 Reina Victoria 1902
07 San Agustin 1913
04 Santo Domingo Cerro Santo Domingo 1910 1965
01 Villaseca Cerro Artillería 1907 Inactive
00 Villanelo 1984 Viña del Mar
External images
The funiculars of Valparaíso on Google Street View
Villaseca
Artillería
Cordillera
San Agustin
El Peral
Concepción
Reina Victoria
Espíritu Santo
Florida
Mariposas
Monjas
Hospital Carlos van Buren
Larrain
Lecheros
Barón
Villanelo
For Google Street View images of the Polanco elevator see its own article.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barca, Juan Torre (2009). El libro de los Ascensores de Valparaiso. Chile: Cerro Concepcion Editorial Valparaiso. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Funiculars in Valparaíso at Wikimedia Commons

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lonely Planet's Chile and Easter Island - eighth edition, February 2009 - ISBN 978-1-74104-779-0 in the map on page 126-127, lists only Artilleria, Concepcion, El Peral, Espiritu Santu, and Reina Victoria as active
  2. ^ ASCENSORES DE VALPARAISO. communigate.co.uk 5/19/2014 via web.archive.org
  3. ^ [1]. see 2009 news report regarding possible buy-out[dead link]
  4. ^ found in Plano y Guia Turistica, Valparaíso, Chile 5th Edition 2009 http://www.francotours.cl, and Carta de Valparaiso Disendora Grafica Ximena Silva San Martin http://wwww.ximenasilva.cl
  5. ^ In effect from the Nautical/Maritime museum, around to Viña del Mar, as found on page 78 of Barca, Juan Torre El Libro...
  6. ^ Ascensor Concepción. capitalcultural.cl 9/25/2013 via web.archive.org