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This monument honors the Chilean naval war heroes that that lost their lives in the 1879 Battle of Iquique during the War of the Pacific with Peru. At the top is Frigate Captain Arturo Prat, surrounded by Lieutenant Serrano, Sergeant Aldea, midshipman Riquelme and an...More
The War of the Pacific in the 1880's was a major punctuation point in the history of Chile. The Chilean armed forces, anchored by the Navy, eventually triumphed over Bolivia and Peru. Chile seized land in the north with valuable mineral resources (saltpeter and copper),...More
When walking around the city, this monument is often used as a reference point if such is needed when asking the way. As a monument, it is quite grand and has a military guard on duty at all times (probably to deter any graffiti artists...More
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
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.
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.