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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Plaza Sotomayor is worth a visit and once you turn your attention away from the Navy building you will find other interesting sights, like Heroes of Iquique monument and crypt as well as different Lady Justice outside the Justice building. This one is shown...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plaza looked so lovely on the pictures, but when we got there we were very disappointed. The area is more like a giant roundabout than a plaza. There were cars driving like crazy and the plaza has a very modern look and is surrounded...More

Thank RealTravelman
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is where you meet your guide for Tours4Tips, which I highly recommend. It is an integral part of Valparaíso's history.

Thank pj1455
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A fantastic place in the centre of town, with beautiful historic buildings surrounding the square. Take a few photos and then head on to the next place. Or spend an hour in a cafe sat in the sun Just be very careful of the road/parking...More

Thank Ruth b
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This plaza is the key location of the city, enough space for people to gather here. The buildings and monuments around are very nice and well-kept, some of the best in the city.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A decent place for a coffee or to meet up with friends etc but also a bit scruffy around the edges - kind of like Valparaiso overall. Perhaps not the best place at night unless you're partying in the bars.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

It´s a very big plaza near the terminal, you can get from bus or by car. You have parking over the Plaza. It´s near the coast, you can also see some war ship from the bridge. There is also a market where you can purchase...More

Thank Santiago Z
Reviewed 18 July 2017

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...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 17 July 2017

You don't really come to Valparaiso to see 'things', you come to see the city. This plaza is probably the largest 'thing' to see and it offers a central memorial and the impressive naval building, but it's not all that fascinating, just worth strolling through...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Easy to get to from the cruise terminal. Suggest a local bus, extremely cheap compared to catching a taxi, bus drivers are very helpful to foreigners, lots of walking tours start & end in Plaza Sotomayor. A funicular is next to the Plaza which allows...More

Thank Craig902
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Response from Elle D | Reviewed this property |
Call Camilo on this number +five six 982 417 six two five if you need any further information, he is justvgreat & will give uou any advice you need... Just tell him you were referred to by ELLE... Have fun!