Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso

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Step into Chilean history and culture when you head to Plaza Sotomayor. Built to honor those who gave their lives during the War of the Pacific, fought between Chile and Peru, the square centers on a large memorial with explanatory placards. Many historical buildings surround the plaza, inspired by 17th-century French architecture. These include the old mayor's office, firefighters' headquarters, and port station. The city does a fireworks display some nights, of which you get a great view from the plaza. Before you head to Valparaiso, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Valparaiso trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Valparaiso has to offer, including Plaza Sotomayor.
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  • For those who like to know the history of cities this is a great square, the monuments are incredibly well maintained. It is the gateway to the port where boat trips can be made or buy souvenirs in a ferinha species attached to the port.
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  • We stopped here as part of our bus tour, nothing really special, like the rest of Valparaiso, but interesting.  more »
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  • Nice to walk around. Flea market on Sunday, which you may find antique, old books.
  • A great place to visit with family, friends or just alone. A good opportunity to take nice photos. You can arrive by public transportation and even metro rail.
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