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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a free walking tour that started here. Lots of history and a good starting point for getting your bearings of this hilly, chaotic but charming city. Busy Sunday market with bric a brac and souvenirs. Felt completely safe during the day as lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OwenB130
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the tour stops everyone does before heading up (or when coming down) from the Cerro Concepción and Cero Alegre.Typical Plaza of south America and local attraction since it was upgraded a few years back. It honors those who died during the War of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JabonGringo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful square with armada building containing naval centre,.Small artisan market selling variety of things. Memorial with eternal flame beautiful manned by naval officer. Coffee bars around but sitting out means noise from buses and traffic. Sadly the dockers were striking and evening events meant it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kay c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As Plaza’s go this one has all the stuff you want and expect. Some monumental buildings to front the plaza with access to the ocean and the old port. Shopping stalls in the plaza that provide food and shopping, the usual statue or monument and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbushman2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we visited in the middle of the daily protest riots. The square is huge with traffic going everywhere - interesting place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Taistil
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Unless one needs to visit the monument or start the great tours for tips tour this square suffers from the bad diesel smells and alike its neighbouring streats has not much to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We passed by this very busy square and intersection at the center of town. The monument in the center is huge and impressive. The business center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Plaza Sotomayor is an impressive square near the port entrance. It’s flanked by block-long buildings including the Armada de Chile and CSAV, the Chilean shipping company. The area was designated a Historic District in 1979. The focus of the Plaza is a monument honoring Chilean...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We got off the tour bus here. They told us to watch our bags because of pickpockets. The square is confusing because you can't tell the street from the sidewalk so you have to be very careful where you walk. There was a market in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annettep456
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Lots of history here as the plaza is surrounded by noteworthy buildings from the 19th and early 20th century. It’s the site of an annual parade also. But be mindful of the traffic as there are no curbs and it’s easy to veer into their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Elle D | Reviewed this property |
Call Camilo on this number +five six 982 417 six two five if you need any further information, he is justvgreat & will give uou any advice you need... Just tell him you were referred to by ELLE... Have fun!