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Navy Building

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The "Navy Building" is in fact the National Headquarters of the Chilean Navy. Chile is very proud of its Navy and the building reflects this fact... more »
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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240 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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239 reviews 239 reviews
87 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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134 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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Valparaiso, Chile
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The ex-Navy headquarters, just in front of the Monument to the Heroes of Iquique. Just beautiful.

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Richmond, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

The major building in Plaza Sotomayor. It stands out. Beautiful architecture. Start here if you are walking yourself around Valparaiso.

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