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Navy Building

Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #15 of 43 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

such a mix of building types .. this one stands out with the regal blue and the neo french design ( i think this is the design)

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was there during the week of New Years, and you can not go inside. The building outside is lovely, and I can imagine how wonderful it must have been during its heyday when it was built.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An imposing and attractive building well located facing the Plaza Sotomayor and the port with an interesting history

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Poole, United Kingdom
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310 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Nice building but worth only a photo or two. It is no Buckingham Palace. This is NOT to be confused with the Maritime, Naval Museum on top of Cerro Artillery! No museum here, just HQ of Chilean Navy.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It's a lot of information with obscure facts, but it does give an overview of Chilean history.The view is the best in Valparaiso.

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Santiago
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you know nothing about the liberation from Spain or the Pacific War this is the place to go. Chilean's are very proud so no doubt there is some bias here, but it is a great exhibit with loads of information and most of it is in English as well. The other noteworthy factor was that there are even Brail... More 

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California, USA
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31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This museum is really interesting. It's half open air, half indoors. Stained glass windows show how the earth was thought to look in Vasco de Gamos time and others show more modern times. Many pieces of artillery, but the most amazing for me was the FENIX used to bring the Chilean miners to the surface in 2010 after they had... More 

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cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Could not go in, however, the structure is beautiful. The whole square is a delight. The rest of the town is very dirty. Next to the Navy building is the cable car that will take you to the pretty colored buildings of Valparaiso. Deffinitely a must. Costs only 100 pesos, ridiculously cheap.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Best part of square is that it has a car park under it .you them can spend your time discovering the sqare from the Navel Bldg to the docks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

This grand building reveals Chile's prominent relationship with its navy. Set amongst the eclectic architecture in this city makes it one of the 'grand' buildings of the city and exemplifies the significant history of this area.

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