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Bordering the famous port in the center of Valparaiso, this popular plaza contains the country's naval headquarters.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Large modern square, with some monument reminding key historical Chilean events, half covered with parked cars. Close to the Peral lift, it is a convenient spot to start the city tour. There is also an underground park.

Thank mcitaly2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plaza Sotomayor is an ironic celebration place. Be careful as it’s not a pedestrian square! Few times I had to run!!! Cars, bikes, buses of all sized and trolleys all around and it’s poorly marked. You stand and then it turns it to be a...More

Thank Lifesdepth
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there as a part of the Free Tour, and the history of the plaza was interesting. It's next to the port, where you can get a reasonably-priced boat ride to see Valparaiso from the water.

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The main focus of this square is the memorial to the sailors who fell in the battle of Iquique. The memorial is made of marble and there is a carving of the sinking Chilean ship. On top is the statue of the captain. The other...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to valparaiso, you have to have a photo in the principal square "SOTO MAYOR" close to the monuments in honor to our national hero and his naval forces. Also from there you can visit the wharf prat to take some photos, to...More

Thank Ximena B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a good place to start to get a feel for old Valparaiso and the Port. It is close to the Metro (which is a must for getting between Valparaiso and Vina del Mar) and the trolley bus line which runs through the town....More

Thank Tuliptowne
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

It is messy as is whole Valparaiso. Such a shame that cars are aloud here. The view on the statue harbor and naval building and market would be so much better!!!

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Plaza Sotomayor is a great starting point for travel around Valparaiso. There is an ascensor (just follow the signs) up into the hills. There are bus stops nearby to take you all over the city and out to Vina del Mar. The Tourist Bureau right...More

1  Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Plaza Sotomayor is worth a visit and once you turn your attention away from the Navy building you will find other interesting sights, like Heroes of Iquique monument and crypt as well as different Lady Justice outside the Justice building. This one is shown...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This plaza looked so lovely on the pictures, but when we got there we were very disappointed. The area is more like a giant roundabout than a plaza. There were cars driving like crazy and the plaza has a very modern look and is surrounded...More

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Response from Elle D | Reviewed this property |
Call Camilo on this number +five six 982 417 six two five if you need any further information, he is justvgreat & will give uou any advice you need... Just tell him you were referred to by ELLE... Have fun!