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Monumento a Los Heroes

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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Description: This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died...
This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died with hundreds of his brave countrymen in Chile's 1879 war with Peru.
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A tribute to the Chilean past

The monument is in the center of the harbor district. It's the first thing you see when you get out of the metro station. Take a few pictures and be careful of your... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Southern California
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Southern California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The monument is in the center of the harbor district. It's the first thing you see when you get out of the metro station. Take a few pictures and be careful of your surroundings. Walk down the street to see the city views from Paseo 21 de mayo. Get back on the metro and return to Vina Del Mar. This... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An important history monument of the Battle of Iquique. When you go to the Port, you will see this monument. It's very close, walking distance, tourist always take pictures here. But be careful with the cars passing by!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This multi stat commemorates the naval Battle of Iquique in 1879 during the War of the Pacific between Chile on one side and Peru and Bolivia on the other. It is important in South American history because, at the time Chile was much smaller, peru was much larger and even Bolivia had apportion of seacoast and an outlet to the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A beautiful memorial to the great military heroes who fought in the War if the Pacific. Worth a visit. Go up the steps and around to see all the plaques and memorials. Right in the center of the city across from the Navy Academy.

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Valencia, Venezuela
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12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It's a pivotal place in Valparaiso that you'll encounter no matter what. You have the colonial area in one side, the port in front, a subway-train station diagonally (use it to go to Viña del Mar!), the german fire station at the other side, one of the oldest building of the city to the back and one controversial "cube cuilding"... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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266 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

No doubt you will pass Plaza Sotomayor no matter what you are doing in Valparaiso. The monument is lovely in itself, but this is also the meeting place for various free walking tours that take place during the day. I especially liked the ones given by Ecomapu Travel as the groups were smaller and I had more opportunity to ask... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

An attractive and evocative monument of a pivotal moment in Chile's history. Located at the heart of Plaza Sotomayor, unfortunately for most of the time it is inaccessible as the gates are closed

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Poole, United Kingdom
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

It's like London's Cenotaph but commemorates the heroes of the Battle of Iqique from way back in 1879. Worth a quick look but not much more for visitors.

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Antofagasta, Chile
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A monument for those who fought long ago against Peruvians. This is an interesting place if you are looking for historical things. If you are not interested in history, then go somewhere else.

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Missouri
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

It's a monument but is very well-done. The story of Arthur Prat (on top) and his heroism is interesting. Worth a 5-10 minute photo stop.

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