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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most...

This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.

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Navy Building aka Monumento a los héroes de Iquique

In a crowded square of Valparaíso near to the Aduana and the boat trips (totally recomended for just 5 dollars), you can find this amazing building that remembers all the fallen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
Beatriz A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

In a crowded square of Valparaíso near to the Aduana and the boat trips (totally recomended for just 5 dollars), you can find this amazing building that remembers all the fallen in "Combate naval de Iquique" and "Punta Gruesa". All the surrondings are beautiful architectural (various styles) and colorful grafittis. Is a really nice place to visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

That was pretty much the only building that we liked in that part of town. It is located in a beautiful little square with tons of traffic on each side. Well worth the photo stop.

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Valparaiso, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We went there on the day when buildings are made open to the public. Very opulent, similar in style to Club Naval. The tour was very interesting, but I couldn´t help feeling that we, the taxpayers, pay for all this!

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I know everyone says it looks French but to me (I am French) it looks like a delightful powder blue Victorian building! We were there at the end of the day, the light was beautiful. It was such a great experience, sitting outside Starbucks, drinking our lattes, admiring the Plaza Sotomayor, go and enjoy!

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Maleny, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

This very impressive building over looking the area were we waited for our walking tour in the port area.This is very French in style worth a look.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

WE only visited the outside of this building on a recent visit to Valparaiso. WE were able to get right up to the front of the building which had some unique art (shipping containers on angles). You can see this and the entire port area in 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We were on a driving tour of the town and stopped by the Navy Building. It's an impressive building and has a lot of history and a good story.

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Chorzow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

As it is a military building it can be seen only from the outside of course. Military coup of Augusto Pinochet in 1973 was plotted in this building......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Walking towards the port you will encounter Plaza Sotomayor with an important monument and this wonderful building "Intendencia" de Valparaíso" (local government) that now houses the Chilean Navy headquarters.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

At least on the front, unlike most of the walls and building on the waterfront in Valparaiso. Certainly the most beautiful at sea level! I post a couple of photos, one looking down from the front of the Fine Arts Museum.

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