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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...

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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The Fallen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Vincent M
New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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365 reviews
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This monument was superior to most I've seen, including the detail within the surrounding fence. Easy to understand the history of this battle from depictions on the monument. Nearby to the Port and Navy Headquarters on the Plaza. Not to be missed, if in the area.

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Reseda, California, United States
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Right near the port, have to be aware of traffic to get to the monument. Its a nice stop on the way to the port to take a boat ride of do some shopping at little shops, also plenty of street vendors.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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