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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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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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Historic and impressive - nice short stopping point before rest of tour of Valparaiso

Our tour guide made a short photo stop for us here at the monument. It is impressive to say the least. Great picture opportunity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument is just another reminder of Chile's recent and rough history. Everyone needs heroes, right! At least take a picture.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monument in the main square by the central station it has a permanent guard. /// BeAware of the area south around the square its very seedy and may be Dangerous \\\\

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Our tour guide made a short photo stop for us here at the monument. It is impressive to say the least. Great picture opportunity.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

People in Latin American remember their heroes and there are monuments everywhere. This is surely a good thing, and this is clearly the main monument in Valparaiso, but looking back you're not likely to be telling stories about it a few years later.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A central monument in the main square outside Central Station. It has a permanent guard when open and is locked at other times. I wouldn't suggest wandering south of here off the main square as the streets toward, and including, Plaza Echaumen is about as seedy as it gets.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

As South American enormous monuments go, this one is about average. Its large and in good shape. Great for your photo centerpiece for Valparaiso.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

walka round this historic square and take a self guided walking tour of old Valparaiso. The funicular is close by . watch out for the stray dogs that roam the area.

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Monument to the heroes of Iquique commemorates a battle fought by two ships in 1879, during the war between Chile on the one hand and Peru and Bolivia on the other. Two small Chilean ships were enforcing the blockade of the port of Iquique when two, lager and better armed Peruvian battleships attacked them. The :Huascar" attacked the "Esmeralda",... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Monumento a los Heroes is a beautiful monument on Plaza Sotomayor midway between the headquarters of the Chilean Navy and the main entrance to the Port of Valparaiso, the finest port on the Pacific Coast of South America and the Navy’s base. The monument is dedicated to the heroes and martyrs of the battle of Iquique, with Arturo Prat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a nice statue in a large plaza by the water. Worth checking out this and pratt dock, but you won't spend much time here.

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