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This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
+56 32 250 6100
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All reviews beautiful building plaza sotomayor french style military coup the main square chilli visit valparaiso port city armada facade imposing commanding monumento landmark importance commands war
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

A very big official building up on the hill overlooking the harbor in this big port city. Very impressive site and an impressive facade.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed December 16, 2018

A very impressive official building on the hill, very big, but not especially pretty, just imposing and official.

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

This French neoclassical building dominates Plaza Sotomayor near the port. The 5-story building occupies the whole block and houses the Commander in Chief of the Chilean Navy. The building has seen numerous historical events since the construction of the initial building in 1831 and was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This French style home for the Chilean navy is a soft pale blue in color and very elegant. For those familiar with Philadelphia, it’s somewhat reminiscent of their City Hall. Striking and unmissable!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Let there be no doubt, the Chilean Navy is "popular locally" and a seriously big deal in Valparaiso. Certainly a high point was in its role in helping to win the "War of the Pacific" in the 1880's when Chile decisively sent Peru and Bolivia...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We were able to visit Valparaiso and saw that the Plaza Sotomayor was an attraction center. Edificio Armada de Chile dominates Plaza Sotomayor, and we enjoyed an exterior view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Navy Building at Plaza Sotomayor dominates the the plaza. Upon entering Plaza Sotomayor, one immediately turns to the impressive architecture of the Navy Building. Our visit is to the beautiful exterior. It is fitting that the Navy Building commands the Chilean Navy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This building is tastefully painted and well maintained. I would love to have gone inside and seen the inevitable photos of warships past and present. As it was I just took a couple fromthe quayside

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken N
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This building commands the plaza it suurounds as it looks out to the sea. This building shines in its white perfect paint and interesting tower.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank VPATraveller
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a beautiful old building in the main square. Formerly the town hall, it was taken over by the Navy in 1973 and has not been returned to the town. Too bad the interior is off limits.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ruth G
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