Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso

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Step into Chilean history and culture when you head to Plaza Sotomayor. Built to honor those who gave their lives during the War of the Pacific, fought between Chile and Peru, the square centers on a large memorial with explanatory placards. Many historical buildings surround the plaza, inspired by 17th-century French architecture. These include the old mayor's office, firefighters' headquarters, and port station. The city does a fireworks display some nights, of which you get a great view from the plaza. Before you head to Valparaiso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valparaiso trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Valparaiso has to offer, including Plaza Sotomayor.
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  • This is a mayor landmark of Valparaiso, this is were the monument a Arturo Prat (and were his remains and part of his naval ship are. This is close to the Port and you can take a little bay excursion ...  more »
  • The Sotomayor Square is close to the port of Valparaíso. From there, boat trips depart and it is the place where excursions stop and give free time to your customers. In the square you will find ice creams, restaurants and very close to a supermarket. He usually has a little handicraft fair.
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  • It is a must stop when visiting Valparaiso, Chile. There are many restaurants nearby and this is the meeting place for the free walking tours (highly recommended, but a $10,000CP tip is recommended, but not required) ... the port is right off the plaza the cable buses run through it. Very busy. Usually there are many vendors selling various things. Can be a popular place for protesters, so check with the locals about the political climate.
  • Beautiful landscape. One of the best places in Valparaíso.
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