Your artistic journey begins with a funicular ride up to a local neighborhood that is not often visited by tourists. Upon arrival, head towards two important hills that are steeped in the history of Valparaíso for awesome views of the city and some of its most important (UNESCO-approved) historic buildings. This neighborhood is where the Valparaíso en Colores project was created by an inspirational non-profit organisation who invited some of Chile’s most talented artists to paint elaborate murals on the sides of local buildings, transforming the area into a vibrant celebration of street art and creative expression.
As you stroll around admiring the murals, you will learn about the artists that created them and about the meaning behind them, as well as about what else this non-profit is doing to improve the community. The views from this area are impressive and you’ll spend some time gazing out over the hills and the city towards the ocean, taking everything in. Next up, travel with the locals on a public bus to an art studio located on yet another hill in Valparaíso. Here you will meet some of the artists that participated in the mural project and take a closer look at more of their work.
Now is your opportunity to get creative yourself as you get a lesson in street art from one of the artists at the studio. You will be handed a spray can and it is up to you to create something inspirational (or hilarious – or whatever you want it to be). Your guide will be on hand to take photos to make sure you will always remember that time you created mind-blowing art on the streets of Valparaíso. A gentle stroll downhill will take you to Plaza Aníbal Pinto, where your tour ends. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for more tips on what else to see and do while you are in town.
Start time: 5pm
Valparaiso Sightseeing & Hands-On Street Art Workshop
Person: 6 years old and above
How to use:
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Meeting point: Lower entrance of Ascensor Barón funicular; 264, - Diego Portales 224, Valparaíso