Valparaiso offers a range of exciting activities for residents and tourists. You can relax in any of the beautiful parks here or enjoy hours reading your favorite books at the library or experience the amazing great boat rides, the city has something to offer for every type of tourist. In the Southeast Pacific, Valparaiso is one of the most important cultural centers and a major seaport in the country. Tourists come here especially to enjoy the essence of Chilean culture. (Photo credit – Captured by MBA student Michael Shi.)
Valparaíso tem uma população de 300.000 habitantes, é o porto mais importante do Chile e apesar de não ser a capital, abriga o Congresso Nacional do Chile.
Valparaíso is located in central Chile, 120 km (75 mi) to the north west of the capital . Valparaíso, like most of Chile, is vulnerable to earthquakes. Before the , which measured 8.8 on the , the last catastrophic earthquake to strike Valparaíso devastated the city in , killing nearly 3,000 people. Other significant earthquakes to affect the city were the and the .