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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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Beautiful building!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
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Weston, Florida
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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This building is a beautiful landmark na important part of town. There are very nice english-speaking sailors standing at the front door more than happy to answer your questions. Only complaint, from the front door looking inside you can see that this is a very beautiful building inside also. But, it's not open to the public. Certainly the Chilean Navy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Worth a visit to see this landmark close to the docks of >Valparaiso. Great for taking a few pics and getting a feel for this famous port city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I wonder why they built a naval facility so far from the sea? Spectacular building, and history. As with most buildings in Valpo a great view of the town and sea.

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