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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso
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Step into Chilean history and culture when you head to Plaza Sotomayor. Built to honor those who gave their lives during the War of the Pacific, fought between Chile and Peru, the square centers on a large memorial with explanatory placards. Many historical buildings surround the plaza, inspired by 17th-century French architecture. These include the old mayor's office, firefighters' headquarters, and port station. The city does a fireworks display some nights, of which you get a great view from the plaza. Add Plaza Sotomayor and other attractions to your Valparaiso trip itinerary using our Valparaiso travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Plaza Sotomayor is right at the entrance to the main ascent routes to tourist spots and reserved for take pictures with panoramic view at various angles.
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  • Valparaiso square which is highlighted by a stunning monunmento the naval heroes of Chile. The place deserves better preservation or maintenance...
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  • Cute and quaint place to visit. It has several restaurants close by, as well as the famous Prat Pier and near some typical elevators of Valparaiso.
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  • Right on the sea, this is the heart of Viña! Awesome center of the city
  • Nice plaza one block away from the water. Surrounded by government buildings. The nicest building is the Armada building.
  • Great spot. Interesting history. Lugar agradável.
  • Muy pintoresco...
  • It's a nice must-see landmark of Valparaiso