Join us on an immersive virtual tour on your smart phone or desktop to explore the historic quarter of Valparaíso on EON XR! Created as part of the Learn for Life World Heritage Site Initiative, this immersive virtual tour takes you through the streets of colourful Valparaíso.
Located on central Chile’s Pacific coast, the Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso represents an extraordinary example of industrial-age heritage associated with the international sea trade of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The city was the first and most important merchant port on the sea routes of the Pacific coast of South America that linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Strait of Magellan. It had a major commercial impact on its region from the 1880s until the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. After this date its development slowed, allowing its harbour and distinctive urban fabric to survive as an exceptional testimony to the early phase of globalisation.
The latest addition to its massive AR and VR library, the World Heritage Site Initiative is release of over 1000 “world heritage sites” in immersive and interactive 360° images and 3D models. These sites include famous locales past and present, including natural marvels like America’s National Parks and the famous Swiss Alps, man-made wonders such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Great Wall of China, and historic locations such as Ancient Babylonia and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
With this update, anyone can now curate and share their own experiences directly onto EON XR by using the immersive 360º lesson feature.