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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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Beautiful!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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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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Gestel, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

. We don't learn much about Latin American history, so it is good to see monuments like this which celebrate events that are important to others.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Beautiful monument with great architecture. It is currently under renovation. If you come here at 6pm you can see them lowering the flag.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The statue is quite magnificent and sits on a square where on some late afternoons and early evenings an art and craft market is held.

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