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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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"beautiful building"
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"plaza sotomayor"
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"military coup"
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"the main square"
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"chilli"
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"armada"
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"headquarters"
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"iquique"
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"landmark"
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"port"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 12 February 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
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Reviewed 16 December 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 31 October 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
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Reviewed 31 October 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.

Thank Marjolein C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The most obvious landmark was the pale blue grey and white Armada de Chile building which dominated the Plaza Sotomayor in the port area of Valparaiso. Worthy of any navy. Too bad we were unable to go inside, but the building itself was worth the...More

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Navy Building is located right in Plaza Sotomayor, very close to the ocean. The building is stunning - although you cannot visit inside - it's worth it for its facade. It cannot be missed.

Thank AX1890
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Of all the imposing buildings in Valparaiso, the naval academy really does stand out. It's blue and white decor and sheer size makes it unmissable on Plaza Sotomayor. Not sure if you can actually go inside as it was closed on the weekend I was...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

During my visit to Plaza Sotomayor in Valpairaso, Chile, the most prominent building I saw was the Armada de Chile. This blue building is the headquarters of the Chilean Navy and a real architectural beauty. When we visited there were several uniformed naval personnel in...More

Thank jonahNJ
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Not only is the Navy Building a grand piece of architecture, but you can view most of the Chile Navy fleet in the harbour directly in front.

Thank Teresa H
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