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. A visit to Navy Building represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Valparaiso trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The Navy Building is located right in Plaza Sotomayor, very close to the ocean. The building is stunning - although you cannot visit inside - it's worth it for its facade. It cannot be missed.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Elegant building, today the high Naval command of the Navy offices, which keep clean and exemplary care in a city where graffiti are everywhere and prevent often appreciate these old buildings that helped give the city the title of world heritage. Valparaiso due for years the first American port on the coast of the Pacific, fruit of international trade are these buildings, and the banks that had to address transactions that were performed here. If you are interested in the story is a fascinating place, ask for permission and to this cute building.
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  • July 16, 2017
    Of all the imposing buildings in Valparaiso, the naval academy really does stand out. It's blue and white decor and sheer size makes it unmissable on Plaza Sotomayor. Not sure if you can actually go i...  more »

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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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