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Monumento a Los Heroes

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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Valencia, Venezuela
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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210 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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221 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
90 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Madera, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had time to look at all the names on the plaques and actually one of the last names was the same as the friends with whom we were traveling. We took photos with a military guard who stood watch at the monument. It was good learning about the war and the role these heroes played in Chilean history.

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cyprus
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Positioned in a great square with lots of beautiful government buildings. Imposing sculptures adorn the monument honoring the heros. There are not many such places in Valparaiso so enjoy.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Part of Plaza Justica - Imposing monument but ....best to get a photo when sun lower in sky - early morning or later afternoon

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Just park the car in the underground parking lot, safe and cheap, and walk to the Plaza, see the replica of the Spanish ship arrived in 1500, take a boat tour super cheap in the harbor, walk to many fun other places around, near by is the oldest bar The Liberty, you must get there and get a beer and... More

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