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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • After exploring some of the neighborhoods in Valparaiso one morning, my wife and I spent some time in the Plaza Sotomayor. The name of the square immediately drew my attention and made me think of one...  more »
  • It is the place where the free walking tours meet. There are flea market booths with food and antiques there on weekends.  more »
  • I sat here new years eve while having some food. Tbh it felt a little dodgy, a lot of homeless people about so I wouldn't dwell here for too long especially when it's dark  more »
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  • Years back, I hit this place upon a bicycle tour. There is a train, the rest is walking. The center of town. Nice and safe place. See pictures from surrounding areas. Worth to go!
  • This is a the bustling square of Valpo. However, be careful of your belongings as I received several recommendations for locals to watch my phone while I was trying to navigate. It's more historic as it used to be the port when Valpo was first developed. This is also the meeting spot for Tours for Tips (I would highly recommend.) The tours start at 10 am and 3 pm and you can find them wearing red and white striped shirts in the plaza.
  • Very busy square. Close to Puerto subway station and Muelle Prat. A little dangerous at night
  • Historical place in Valparaiso, has great restaurant. Cafe de las Letras
  • One of the best plazas I've been to in Chile. I loved the old architecture and the enormous statue of the forefathers!