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“Noisy with no place to sit” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Sotomayor

Plaza Sotomayor
Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Valparaiso
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
San Ramon, California
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“Noisy with no place to sit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The main attraction is a monument to heros along with historic buildings around the square. However, the square looks like a giant parking lot - no landscaping or benches to sit - just traffic all around.

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“The plaza in itself is not a tourist destination”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Sotomayor plaza is not a tourist destination in itself....the Plaza is really a space between the Harbor and the Armada Building wiht the Heroes Monument in the middle. Sotomayor should be the start of your tour in the historical Valparaiso Harbor and Cerros, but avoid the common mistake of thinking that the Plaza is the "major touristic destination in Valparaiso".

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“Piazza at end of the main banking street”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Impressive square near the port. Interesting Volunteer Fire Department vehicles on display and events from time to time.

Visited January 2013
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“The best place in Valparaiso”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

It is the best place to visit, the rare place that is clean, it has fantastic buildings around, something that shows that someone somewhere might care a little about this town. I imagine it would be impossible to miss it if visiting Valparaiso. Take a cable car to the colourful part of town ( cable care station next to Navy building)

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“Good for pictures”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

There's not much to it. It's a big square with european style buildings. It is good for a couple of pictures. Good near by restaurants.

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