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Address: Valparaiso, Chile
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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza...

Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.

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very big and busy with traffic

One of the 'free' walking tours starts in the square, so you will have it explained to you. Make sure you are alert when crossing the road to get to the middle. FYI, if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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Vancouver
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313 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were only two items of interest in this Plaza. One is the headquarters of the Chilean navy, a white and blue building. The other is the Monumento de los Heroes de Iquique which honours those from the War of the Pacific. This monument is surrounded by a busy traffic route. Be extra careful when crossing the road!

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the 'free' walking tours starts in the square, so you will have it explained to you. Make sure you are alert when crossing the road to get to the middle. FYI, if you are missing your Starbucks, you can find one hear.

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Rio del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whoa, every once in while you "stumble" onto some great local tradition. We did just that yesterday. "Stumble" isn't a fair expression. Actually, we have been anticipating the Feast of St. Peter for months now. To make it even more of a challenge, the Feast of St. Peter always takes place on a weekend, but you have to dig to... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We ended our tour of Vaparaiso at the Playa Sotomayor. We enjoyed a great Starbucks latte, sitting outside admiring the beautiful powder blue Victorian looking building of the Armada de Chile. There are other beautiful buildings as well as the monument honoring the sailors of two important Chilean battles. A nice place to relax and have a great cup of... More 

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Winston-Salem, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

It was a trek to get to Plaza Sotomayor, not to mention everything is uphill from there! Not much of interest, really.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Big square on downtown, is we're the important buildings are. Aldo you can find there a Starbucks and other coffee shops and very close are restaurants and food stores. Good place to walk around, and of course it face the ocean.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This plaza holds the central Navy headquarters and oftentimes has presentations in the center according to national holidays, protests, or simply governmental cars parked in the center. It's large enough to safely walk around but one needs to pay attention to the street-crossing signals because the road flows right into the sidewalk. Access to Cerro Alegre is just behind the... More 

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Jannali, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

As plazas go, this was not one to sit in and enjoy in my opinion. The Centre of the plaza is a car park and there is a lot of traffic buzzing around because of its location. You will find nicer places to relax up in the hills often near a church. I can't deny Sotomayor has its statues and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Appealing square but, like the rest of Valparaiso, full of large stray dogs (and their poop). Starbucks has a location here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Plaza Sotomayor is one of the main plazas in Valparaíso. It is right next to the metro station, the port, many clubs and bars and shopping. The statue from Chile's Navy is probably the main focus point but there are so many different and unique buildings at the plaza it is nice to just sit with a coffee in one... More 

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