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Plaza Sotomayor

Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
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Bethesda, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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452 reviews 452 reviews
174 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
98 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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North Chicago, Illinois
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210 attraction reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

You will probably run across this large plaza as you traverse Valparaiso. Many of the free walking tours start here. I especially liked the ones run by Ecomapu Travel which start at noon and 4pm Tuesday thru Sunday. Groups are smaller than with the other companies.

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Dublin, Ireland
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324 reviews 324 reviews
114 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This square has a couple of pristine Spanish colonial buildings that are worth a few photos! Would that the rest of Valparaiso was as clean, neat and tidy!

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a an attractive and busy square right in front of the port of Valparaiso and is the focal point of this end of the town. It has the naval headquarters at the opposite end to the port and several cafes, ice cream parlours and gift shops surrounding it. A few stalls sell art , other artefacts. The city... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Navy building and the monument are OK but the rest is just a car park and busy road. There are a lot of derelict buildings nearby and it can get dodgy at night. Not enough cafes or nice buildings surrounding the plaza for me.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I'm were there yesterday.perfect weather! Lovely people!but still need be careful with you bag. To be honest,in here you really need a tour guide unless you speak well Spanish. Street doesn't have clear sight no house number hard to see street name too.if you solo there have free tour who can guide you and just only pay small tips.go to... More

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New York City
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291 reviews 291 reviews
132 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

No need to come here other than to get in and out of the gorgeous hill neighborhoods above. The old Armada building is pretty but the lack of quality cafes and the traffic make this place a chaotic pit stop.

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Atlanta, GA
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295 reviews 295 reviews
79 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Probably the most interesting thing about Plaza Sotomayor is its name, making you wonder if there is any connection to the U.S. Supreme Court justice. Probably not, since she has roots in Puerto Rico. Careful here -- the traffic careens through the plaza in what should be more pedestrianized.

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