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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza Sotomayor is nicely located a few minutes from the main cerros and has small cafes around it, which provide for great tasting, cheap food and good coffee. Go there for coffee and just look around, during the weekend there are small markets and...More

Thank 753zulmav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to relax and have a cup of coffee a glass of wine a Chilean beer etc. they have a very interesting statue there commemorating war heroes. There is a great market there to buy souvenirs also. This is a must see place. The...More

Thank Fsfons2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this part of our tour. Beautiful area near the port. Interesting Naval history. Also enjoyed the history about the fire brigades. They are all volunteer and are organized by various immigrant communities. German/American etc.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard that this is about as far as you should go towards the port, for safety reasons. I expected a typical Sth American plaza - with grass, seats, trees. This one is very different - all concrete. It sits in front of the...More

Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read up on the history of the War of the Pacific and you will appreciate the impressive monument much more! Get the locals to tell you about it is highly recommended! You can get a "free" walking tour from here and they are very good...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I rented a car in Santiago and went to a day trip in Valparaiso. Just inside the city, pulled aside in a gas station for a bathroom stop. After a couple minutes, heard a big noise on the side of the car, but stayed inside...More

Thank Raphael T
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Pretty plaza. Be careful with traffic. There are no indications of where pedestrians and cars should be. Walk around the monument and look at the view of the Armada on the other side of the plaza.

Thank CookGirl-CA
Reviewed 17 July 2018

People watching, strolling, eating and drinking and absorbing history - that is what the Plaza offers. Enjoy the feeling of Valparaiso in the surrounding area, as well.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This commanding plaza would be so much better if it did not have cars and busses racing through it. You must be careful when crossing this area outside the dramatic Chilean armada building.

Thank VPATraveller
Reviewed 27 April 2018

We stayed at the Victoria hotel across from this monument on May 21. There was a military parade celebrating the month of the sea.

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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!