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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza...

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

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The main square for downtown

change houses nearby and a continuing market with street vendors everywhere hawking all things touristical. An inside mall has more shops and a super market with good wines at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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zona romantica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

change houses nearby and a continuing market with street vendors everywhere hawking all things touristical. An inside mall has more shops and a super market with good wines at modest prices

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Valparaíso... ahh. Such a great place, it's far different from other cities in Chile. Plaza soto mayor is huge and has an amazing statue the architecture that you see there is also stunning. What I noticed is that the local people feel very proud for where they come from.

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Thank Frano K
Valparaiso, Chile
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When out walking was advised by locals and a clergyman not to proceed as the area was dangerous. Having been robbed in Santiago we heeded the advice.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am happy to read the many good reviews of Sotomayor Plaza and Valparaiso in general, but my own experience was not so great. The plaza itself has mostly unmarked roads with a strange parking area in the middle of it, with the Martyrs of May 21 monument on one side and the Naval Building on the other side. Those... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a major plaza by the waterfront and the Chilean navy's headquarters is here. The first stop on the metro going to Vina del Mar is also here, and trolley and bus stops too. There are souvenir and refreshment stands around the plaza, as well as a Starbucks. It is also where the Tours 4 Tips starts. Definitely a... More 

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Thank Howard S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a beautiful plaza & well worth a visit! As a UNESCO world heritage site, the building's around the plaza are amazing & will impress any history/architecture lover. In particular the memorial monument honouring the Chilean sailors who fell in the Battle of Iquique is impressive, as is the blue naval headquarters building which is an amazing piece of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We spent just a few minutes there on our walking tour but very much enjoyed the buildings, the view, and the people.

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Pisgha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took the trolleybus to this plaza about once or twice a week during my month's stay in Valpo. A great central location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on our last day and wondered around this beautiful memorial. There were do many men I'm uniform there that day that it made it even more special. A must do while in Valparaiso.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beautiful sunny sky with some great old buildings. Eternal flame is guarded by the Navy, even had a large band playing the day we were there. Close to a few nice cafes and supermarket for those on a smaller budget.

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