Navy Building, Valparaiso

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Head to Plaza Sotomayer to see Navy Building, a grand, finely preserved French neoclassical building tastefully painted pastel blue with white highlights. The building dominates the plaza, stretching over the entire foreground of the square. It stands 5 stories tall and each level features a lavishly decorated interior, although inside access is prohibited. The building serves as the administration headquarters of the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. See Navy Building and all Valparaiso has to offer by arranging your trip with our Valparaiso day trip planner.
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  • Beautiful old building in the main square, but it has history. It used to be the town hall, apparently, but ws taken over by the Navy in 1973, at the very start of the Military Coup. It seems that the...  more »
  • Very well kept, reflecting the wealth from early days. The blue color links to the navy and matches we the opposite sea side.  more »
  • This historical building is not open to visitation, is very nice, well kept, however in your back things are a bit grimy also this site is the port of the city; Hard to take a picture of the empty space, as it is very crowded the square and pass many buses and cars all the time in front of the building.
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Since its inscription on the World Heritage List in 2002, Valparaiso tourism has experienced a meteoric rise. The city now offers a wide range of accommodations, especially budget hostels and mid-range hotels and inns. Cerro Alegre, a hill just to the west of the city center, offers perhaps the largest range of options and looks out over the bustling port. Stay in the friendly neighborhood of Cerro Concepcion to enjoy the best of Valparaiso's cafe culture.
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