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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died...

This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died with hundreds of his brave countrymen in Chile's 1879 war with Peru.

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Interesting to look at, good meeting point!

Right in the city centre, surrounded by restaurants and stores and A STARBUCKS! It's easy to find and a lot of tour groups use it as a meeting point.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monument itself is quite alright, but it is located on a busy place with a lot of traffic. I would walk half the town especially for this monument.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Right in the city centre, surrounded by restaurants and stores and A STARBUCKS! It's easy to find and a lot of tour groups use it as a meeting point.

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Annapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is an average monument. Note that part of the square near Serrano (where you get the trolley bus) is not particularly safe and you need to take care

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to walk around, see the local sites by the port and see the action of that part of the city. Take lots of pictures because the architecture is wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We are so happy we found that monument as it means do much to the locals. The fact that there were a few men in uniform on and around the Statue made it even more special. A must do while in Valparaiso.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Since it is right next to the metro, you sort of can't miss it. It is nice, but I wouldn't call it a must-see attraction.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Impressive, but not allowed to go too near. The guard was very insistent that you couldn't come in through the gate. They do a small flag lowering ceromoney around sunset.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Located in the port of Valparaiso this is an important piece of Chiles history. Worth visiting. Just watch out for pick pockets around. Not the safest place.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The monument is at the center of the plaza Sotomayor which is at the center of Valparaiso. No knowing very much about the history of Chile, I had no idea they fought Peru in several wars. The monument honors the heroes (sailors) of two very famous Chilean battles. We did not find the crosswalks to walk to the monument, so... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a nice statue in the main plaza and definetly worth a look. The main plaza is quite nice to walk through.

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