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This impressive "fortress" is one of Valparaiso's most architecturally awe-inspiring military buildings.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
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  • Terrible1%
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Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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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
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
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
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
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

1  Thank Jarko2015
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
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
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Armada building is old but well presented and covers an entire side of the square . It is adjacent to several other well restored buildings including Victoria Hotel

Thank croftonMelbourne
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The navy building is situated in the main square and is a beautiful piece of architecture. You can't miss it when walking in town.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The building is quite impressive. It is quite unique in the city image. It is a shame that it is on the very lame plaza with all the traffic around

Thank François V
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