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Monumento a Los Heroes

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died with hundreds of his brave countrymen in Chile's 1879 war with Peru.
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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located at the heart of Valparaiso's historic neighborhood, the monument is pretty average, it is a good reference to start walking around. The surroundings are historically rich, although are full of graffiti and lots of homeless people. It will surely be part of any Valparaiso's...More

Thank Francisco H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Focal point of Sotomayor Square and the waterfront area. Unfortunately it would seem traffic patterns and space meant it had to be buzzed constantly by the speed of traffic in the city. Do visit this area of Valpo.

Thank Jnanayog
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This monument is in front of the Hapag Lloyd (ex-CSAV) building, where I am sitting to write this review! It is in a very interesting area and there are always plenty of tourists posing and taking photos.

Thank Stuart J
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

At the center of the modern Plaza Sotomayor, it is a nice modern monument. The square has an underground parking and is the ideal place to start a city tour with the close by Peral lift.

Thank mcitaly2016
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This square in Valparaiso host many important buidlings of the city, it has really beautiful buildings and some not so. The monument stands proud in the square, there are many museums nearby and on the square, it pays to pay a visit!

Thank SergioLeon33
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide told the story of Arturo Plat and how he got the statue which makes a much more interesting. It looks nice and a sunny day with the sea in the background opposite the naval institute and the small crafts market

Thank Marjolein C
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Standing right in the heart of the large plaza Sotomayor, this is maybe the largest monument to see in Valparaiso and the background of the sea makes it a good photo op, but otherwise, is not all that fascinating.

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

This monument is located in the center of Plaza Sotomayor in Valapairaso, Chile. The monument, which honors the Chilean sailors who were killed during the Battle of Iquique and the Battle of Punta Gruesa, is appropriately across from the Naval Building.

Thank jonahNJ
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

It's a lovely huge monument across from the Sotomayer square. It is where the free walking tours meet.

Thank Cynhoff
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This monument in the plaza is dedicated to those seamen who died in the Iquique Naval Battle and the Battle of Punta Gruesa. They are considered Chile's Naval martyrs which form part of their maritime history.

Thank Zoraida J
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