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Museo a Cielo Abierto - Gallery Valparaíso - Chile

Though marketed as the centerpiece of Valparaíso's visual art obsession, the Museo a Cielo Abierto is more typical of Valparaíso artwork than it is quintessential. The “museum” isn't really a museum at all, but rather a series of impressive, brilliantly colored paintings commissioned for the walls of Cerro Bellavista. The 17 giant murals, painted by art students and Chilean artists like Roberto Mata, are definitely worth a look, but don’t think that the city’s visual stimulation ends here. There are stunning graffiti murals all through the city’s hills. You can stop at the nearby Fundación Valparaíso for a map of the area and of the different murals.

Cerro Bellavista
Cerro Bellavista, Valparaíso , Chile

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Getting There
The Espiritu Santo elevator, which is off of Plaza Victoria, will take you up Cerro Bellavista and leave you right in the middle of the Museo a Cielo Abierto. For a map of the various murals, stop by the Fundación Valparaíso on calle Hector Calvo Cofre,

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

A bit further up Cerro Bellavista is La Sebastiana, Pablo Neruda's Valparaíso home that has been turned into a museum (closed on Mondays).

By Lauren Yero
I am a recent liberal arts graduate who travels as a compulsion. I have lived in several regions of the US as well as briefly abroad in England and...
01 Aug 2008

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