If you ride up Ascensor Reina Victoria towards the back of Cerro Concepción is a path called Paseo Dimalow. It’s a very cool and artsy area with lots of graffiti, some great restaurants, and a few local shops. Not to mention, the view is phenomenal at all times of day. It’s my favorite path in the UNESCO World Heritage listed port city of Valparaíso.
From the path it’s possible to see landmarks such as the German Lutheran Church and the old Colegio Alemán de Valparaíso, a German high school founded in 1857.
The boardwalk that Ascensor Reina Victoria opens up to has a huge megaphone and a slide taking you down to the lower level. At the top level is Casa Vander, a boutique hotel. At the bottom is some fun graffiti. They’re reproductions by graffiti artists UnKolorDistinto of drawings made by the famous Italian-Chilean cartoonist, Lukas (Renzo Pecchenino).
Ascensor Reina Victoria was built in 1902 and named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Great Britain who had died the year before. From the bottom, it’s a short walk to Plaza Aníbal Pinto. From the top, it’s easy to explore the rest of Cerro Concepción.