They say in the travel bible that Valpariso has World Heritage status with it's muti coloured tin houses , antique stairways for the steep and chaotic cerros (hills) but venture into the Barrio El Porto and this unusual city becomes a hub full of sailors , dockworkers and not so pretty prostitutes . It's down and dirty feel is loved by many but for us the smell of urine is something we would rather pass on . One thing that we loved was the graffiti art , it was everywhere and added to the charm . If you are going , stay in the Concepcion rather then the Artilleria barrio . Artilleria is in Barrio El Puerto area which is up and coming but at the moment is still a dingy and dangerous area.