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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 32 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 49 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Valparaiso Region  >  Valparaiso

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