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Plaza Sotomayor

Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #17 of 35 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This square was a bit different from others since it is a little confusing which part is the square and which is the road. Still, it is a very good reference point, an interesting historical place and has many beautiful buildings around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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522 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The state of this square is reflected in the general state of Valparaiso... VERY poor. The locals have no pride in their town. TIP: don't visit this rat hole of a place!!!!! Valparaiso is a sorry dump.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This location was the starting point for a tour and we received information on the meaning the statute and buildings facing the square . This site is obviously significant for Chileans but for others it is just a pretty square and good meeting spot.

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Vancouver, Canada
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392 reviews 392 reviews
137 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I thought Plaza Sotomayer was quite attractive although could never really figure out the traffic running through it so just be careful. Also, there is really no place to sit and relax. It's close to the port area and makes for some nice photographs.

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Bellevue, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

There's really not much going on here. There are a few places to grab ice cream or coffee on the north side of the square, but if you want to sit outside and people watch, you will likely be disappointed. Beyond the nice architecture of the Navy Building, the monument to the unknown soldier and the meeting point for Tours4Tips... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It's a curious place, 'cause it has no street, but the cars, buses and footpassanger crossing it. The buildings and statues that surround it have a historical importance. A place to go!

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Delray Beach, Florida
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640 reviews 640 reviews
310 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nice plaza surrounded by Government buildings. On the way to the port to catch our cruise ship which left from Valparaiso.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The town set up a large screen in the plaza to show the Chile and Australia game. Iy was a lot of fun to watch the last 20 min. of the game here and see the crowd's response when Chile won. I assume they will be showing all of the Chilean games here.

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USA
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607 reviews 607 reviews
204 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This place was incluided in our tour, nothing but a plaza with lots of traffic around, beggars also and stray dogs, ah and one marine guarding the monument, worth to see since its free.

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Santiago, Chile
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182 reviews 182 reviews
145 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This plaza is surrounded by the stately Naval building, a monument and old buildings. Great area to stop briefly for photos before continuing to other sites in the city.

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