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This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.
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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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

Thank Ken N
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.

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Visited in june and observed this beautiful building from outside did not go in but very impressive from outside close to all attractions

Thank melcraven8102
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This is a stunning facade, evidence of centuries past, and of glory past no present. A stunning site, overlooking the harbour from a couple of streets back, but uninterrupted views of the harbour in which navy vessels still await their next mission.

Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Nice building located in the modern Plaza Sotomayor, well kept facade, nice architecture, quite recent. The square has an underground parking and is the ideal place to start a city tour with the close by Peral lift.

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Beautiful old building in the main square, but it has history. It used to be the town hall, apparently, but ws taken over by the Navy in 1973, at the very start of the Military Coup. It seems that they have forgotten to return it...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Very well kept, reflecting the wealth from early days. The blue color links to the navy and matches we the opposite sea side.

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