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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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  • This is a memorial to a ship most at sea, dedicated to outstanding bravery by two sailors in particular. It is a nice memorial  more »
  • Not is nothing spectacular, just a great space open with a Palace common in a tip. Gives equal go or not go to this point, unless has any event there that day by any reason, not da to lose time in go.
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  • One of the more sanest parts of town. Has beautiful architecture, a lovely monument, and a nice harbour background.  more »
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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