XIV Latin American Symposium on Chronobiology 2017 - LASC 2017
Valparaíso and its neighboring cities are home to about one million people. However, Valparaíso itself is a small city of about 300,000 inhabitants, making it easy for people to walk and get around using public transportation. The 2004 World Heritage List by UNESCO included the historic quarter of Valparaíso. The hills, Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción, are at the heart of its historic quarter and are an important touristic attraction due to its many bars, pubs, restaurants and small hotels, including the best boutique hotels in the country. The fifteen urban elevators (funiculares)-heritage of the industrial revolution- and the trolleybuses (the oldest in the world that still work) are two unique characteristics of the city. All these things provide a unique image and atmosphere to the city.
Valparaíso is just one and a half hours from Santiago’s International Airport and the city of Santiago, making national and international travel easy. From this airport, connections are possible to the major touristic attractions in the country, including Patagonia (Torres del Paine), the Atacama Desert (San Pedro de Atacama), and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). In addition, Valparaíso is two hours away from the main ski resorts in Latin America, such as: Portillo, La Parva, El Colorado, and Valle Nevado.