Fodor's Expert Review Plaza Sotomayor

Valparaiso Plaza/Square

Valparaíso's impressive Plaza Sotomayor serves as a gateway to the bustling port. The Comandancia en Jefe de la Armada, headquarters of the Chilean navy, is a grand, gray building that rises to a turreted pinnacle over a mansard roof. At the northern end of the plaza the Monumento de los Héroes de Iquique honors Arturo Prat and other heroes of the War of the Pacific. In the middle of the square (beware of traffic—cars and buses come suddenly from all directions), the Museo del Sitio displays artifacts from the city's mid-19th-century port. A crafts and products fair also happens weekly during the warmer months.

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Av. Errázuriz at Cochrane
Valparaíso, Valparaíso  Chile

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