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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Description: This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally...
This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.
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We ended up here after our ascension ride, I was surprised and awestruck at the beautiful old building with many naval officers in uniform outside, giving it a prestigious air... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We ended up here after our ascension ride, I was surprised and awestruck at the beautiful old building with many naval officers in uniform outside, giving it a prestigious air. Centrepiece to the surrounding Plaza, it stands out well from every direction, as does the Iquique monument. Wish I could have seen what it was like inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

seems the centerpiece of the old city, very attractive old building. Appropriate as Valpo really is an old navy town

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very cool building on the Plaza Sotomayor. Be careful walking in the Plaza, it looks like a big Plaza but there is traffic flowing through it.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This building is the headquarters to the Chilean Navy and the highlight of one of the oldest port cities in South America, Valparaiso. The Navy Building connects tourist to a historical city and the port operations that go on daily. I found it to be more than just a building. It was a link to a side of Chile that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A bastion for the most right-wing elements of the Chilean Armed Forces. From this building orders were giving to kill and torture thousands of Chileans who opposed the 17 year dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso

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