Pablo Neruda said it best: 'Valparaíso (Chile), how absurd you are…you haven't combed your hair, you've never had time to get dressed, life has always surprised you.' But Neruda wasn't the only artist to fall for Valparaíso's unexpected charms. Poets, painters and would-be philosophers have long been drawn to Chile's – no, Latin America's – most unusual city. .. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/chile/valparaiso#ixzz3LKIOU5Zk
Terrazo Neptuno at Cerro Santa Lucía, Santiago, Chile - the city of Santiago was founded on February 12th, 1541 - In 1872, Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna decided to make the hill on which this building is located a new attraction - a little over 100 years later (1983) Cerro Santa Lucia was declared a national monument.