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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
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"large plaza"
in 7 reviews
"buildings surrounding"
in 3 reviews
"flea market"
in 3 reviews
"busy plaza"
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"tours start"
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"blue building"
in 4 reviews
"a great starting point"
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"focal point"
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"chilean navy"
in 10 reviews
"boat tour"
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"pick pockets"
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"meeting point"
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"central location"
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"nice square"
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"worth a stop"
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"arturo prat"
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"fire station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty plaza. Be careful with traffic. There are no indications of where pedestrians and cars should be. Walk around the monument and look at the view of the Armada on the other side of the plaza.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People watching, strolling, eating and drinking and absorbing history - that is what the Plaza offers. Enjoy the feeling of Valparaiso in the surrounding area, as well.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

This commanding plaza would be so much better if it did not have cars and busses racing through it. You must be careful when crossing this area outside the dramatic Chilean armada building.

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We stayed at the Victoria hotel across from this monument on May 21. There was a military parade celebrating the month of the sea.

Thank hugogal70
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

A grand open space just down the hill from the the congested areas of artists and habitation that exist above the square. A good place for you if you are just getting a bit claustrophobic by all the buildings on the hillsides of Valparaiso.

Thank unclebobjim
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This city square is near the waterfront. There’s a small market in the center selling tchotchkes to tourists. To the right, as you face the harbor, there’s a small shopping mall with restrooms.

Thank Ruth G
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Home of the Port authorities headquarters, Soto Mayor Plaza is one of Valparaiso's main historic spots, it is one of the starting points for walking tours, fine for taking a couple of photos, try to go there in a tour during the day, the area...More

Thank Francisco H
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Just some flea Market trinkets, traffic, a Starbucks and stray dogs. Not to be confused with the colorful and lively plazas in many cities in this region.

Thank stefdoj
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Plaza Sotomaryor is downtown Valparaiso. I went on a Sundary and theere was a book fair and a flea market full of artisans with their handcrafts to show. Also, as a background image, you have the port and the monument of a national hero, surroinded...More

Thank MEMarzioni
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Located adjacent to the waterfront and blinded by two busy streets it can be a noisy location. Albeit it is surrounded by the Military (Naval HQ) one side, Hotel Reine Victoria / Starbucks on another, the Fire Station on another and the Jetty and large...More

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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!
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