Last weekend Fernando from from Mexico visited Liz and we thought it would be a great idea to go to Valparaíso Valle Paraíso. Which is a major city in Chile and literally means Paradise Valley. The city is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It seems such a cozy city and much of the charm comes from the colorful hill side houses. Of course we took a lot of pictures again which I have put together in a tabblo shown here (link)
We started of on Saturday and our first stop was the Restaurant House of Morandé which is where the Vineyard Vina Morandé is. This is a beautiful place and we did take two pictures there (link) (link) The food was very nice and the atmosphere was amazing.
After the late lunch there we continued to Valparaiso. Once there I switched on the navigation with my Nokia N95. It did seem that the Nokia took us over every hill before getting us to the Hotel Ultramar where we staid. This was a nice little Hotel about 10 Minutes walking away from the Restaurant area in the part Conception. We had a small rest and a look round the beautiful city and then decided to go to the Restaurant Cafe Turri here(link))which was recommended to Liz by one of her work colleagues. This Restaurant is AMAZING!!!
The next day we went for a walk around the city in the Morning and had lunch in Le filou de Montpellier a tiny French Restaurant. While the food was not as outstanding as in the Turri it was very nice and the price was very interesting (about 7 Euros for a 3 course meal excluding drinks). In the afternoon we went to nearby Viña del Mar which apart from the seaside has nothing much to offer (at least not what we discovered). It is a very tourist place with crowded beaches and I did not find anything special or nice about it. But of course I might be wrong 🙂 Anyway it was a fantastic weekend…..
Find below my Tips for Valparaiso
Restaurant House of Morandé (if you go by car and come from Santiago / watch out it is easy to miss there is a small exit – the second exit behind the second tunnel coming from Santiago did not find a lot of English speaking literature and the website does not mention the Restaurant. I found one article about it here
Cafe Turri amazing Restaurant with nice atmosphere live music a big variety of Chilean Food and an excellent city and sea view.
Brighton Hotel (we did not get a room there) cozy atmosphere, good price and in the center of the Restaurant area