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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 2 days ago via mobile

Unless one needs to visit the monument or start the great tours for tips tour this square suffers from the bad diesel smells and alike its neighbouring streats has not much to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hamel2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

We passed by this very busy square and intersection at the center of town. The monument in the center is huge and impressive. The business center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annettep456
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZmixVal
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fsfons2010
Reviewed 11 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank STELLA08Auckland
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!
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