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Monumento a Los Heroes

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #13 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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221 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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240 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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20 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
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98 helpful votes 98 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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