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Plaza Sotomayor is an impressive square near the port entrance. It’s flanked by block-long buildings including the Armada de Chile and CSAV, the Chilean shipping company. The area was designated a Historic District in 1979. The focus of the Plaza is a monument honoring Chilean...More
We got off the tour bus here. They told us to watch our bags because of pickpockets. The square is confusing because you can't tell the street from the sidewalk so you have to be very careful where you walk. There was a market in...More
Lots of history here as the plaza is surrounded by noteworthy buildings from the 19th and early 20th century. It’s the site of an annual parade also. But be mindful of the traffic as there are no curbs and it’s easy to veer into their...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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