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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 monument close to the Port

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2014
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Valencia, Venezuela
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is more than a memorial to the heroes who gave their lives in an ill-fated battle in Chile's 1879 conflict with Bolivia and Peru. It is actually their final resting place, after being rescued from a common grave. I must admit that I don't quite understand the story, but I understand that the bravery of these men, including Arturo... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is right by the port and center of old town. While being vigilant to pick pockets, be more vigilant of the traffic...the cars are whizzing all around. We took a bus from the port to here but as noted it can also be reached by walking or metro. this is where theTours4Tips meet. Once at this point, the Ascensors... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A monument to the early failed engagement in the War of the Pacific. The South Americans love to focus on the low points. If you've seen Peru's cult of its great military failures, Chile's Prat and friends will not disappoint - and their side won.

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Southern California
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28 reviews 28 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 helpful votes 48 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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559 reviews 559 reviews
266 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 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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31 reviews 31 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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