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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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  • Very nice place to visit while in Valparaiso, specially on a sunny day. Monument to Arturo Prat has an interesting history, which you can enjoy in every free walking tour. Acces to the port, and view ...  more »
  • Emblematic place of Valparaiso, an attraction for the photo and follow along, then you can go to the dock. Dirt and odor displeased me too, but it is bearable.
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  • Central meeting point for a couple walking tour companies. Lots of dogs but thankfully not a lot of you-know-what. Mostly large open area. Interesting looking armory at the back and at the front left,...  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