Ascensor Villaseca in Valparaíso, Chile - Encircle Photos

Ascensor Villaseca in Valparaíso, Chile

The first funicular railway was built in Valparaíso in 1883 along the Concepción Hill. At the system’s peak in the early 20th century, the city had 26 funiculars transporting an estimated three million people a year. Today only eight lifts are operational. The Ascensor Villaseca was built in Germany and opened in 1913. Its pair of 508 foot tracks carried passengers 194 feet from the port to a street named Pedro León Gallo on Playa Ancha Hill. This National Monument stopped operations in 2006.

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Taqueadero 502, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile

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