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. Before you head to Valparaiso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valparaiso trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Valparaiso has to offer, including Plaza Sotomayor.
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  • It is one of the sites that pass to visit Valparaíso. Not only the square, but the whole that composed the building of the Navy of Chile and the monument to the Heroes of Iquique, in addition to being a short walk from the port.
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  • Seeing this monument surviving mid the realities of 1st century Valparaiso which seems not to escape artistry on every blank surface - much of it excellent - reminds us of centuries past. It is a rema...  more »
  • In that square was developed where the war of the Pacific between Peru, Chile and Bolivia and the monument is in memory to the victims of that war.
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  • Nice historic square but nothing special. Can be skipped if you're strapped for time. We enjoyed aimlessly walking around the city and taking in the street art more than our visit to the square.
  • Very nice place to go to. I enjoyed it alot.
  • Great place for tourists, here also is offered the Tour for tip service twice a day.
  • nice place to make fiestas eventos, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee....
  • Keep an eye out on the autos and busses! This beautiful, historic square, where you can catch a local vendors market for handmade goods, soaps, etc. enjoy restaurants and shope, is also home to a wild traffic pattern. So keep your eyes open and be careful as the busses are FLYING by!

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Where to stay in Valparaiso

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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