Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago

Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

Joaquín Torres-García, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago

Joaquín Torres-García, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago

Funicular, Valparaiso

Funicular, Valparaiso

Erdem and Claudia, La Chascona, Santiago

Erdem and Claudia, La Chascona, Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Santiago

Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

Chile

Santiago • Valparaiso

April 2019 • The two biggest cities in Chile are a lot like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Santiago is located in a valley between two mountain ranges, with air that's often thick and hazy from urban exhaust. Valparaiso is perched on a cluster of vertiginous hills overlooking the Pacific, its air churned by cool ocean breezes. While Santiago boasts a strong collection of museums and art galleries, Valparaiso unleashes its creativity in the streets—a vivid showcase of murals, graffiti, and brightly painted whatnot. The political leanings in Valparaiso are decidedly left of center, but Santiago—the beating financial heart of South America's most stable economy—won't soon be mistaken for a hotbed of progressive activism. The clearest difference between these two cities and their California cousins is that they're only an hour apart via bus.

Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago

Museum of Memory and Human Rights, Santiago

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

Joaquín Torres-García, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago

Joaquín Torres-García, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago

Funicular, Valparaiso

Funicular, Valparaiso

Erdem and Claudia, La Chascona, Santiago

Erdem and Claudia, La Chascona, Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Santiago

Santiago

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

International Workers' Day, Valparaiso

Valparaiso