Monumento a Los Heroes
Monumento a Los Heroes
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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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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,507 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Monument a Los Heroes in Sotomayor Square is dedicated to fallen naval heroes from the battle of Iquique. It is a wonderful dedication to the lost heroes.
Written 26 January 2020
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Sadly much of the square was closed because of the protests but this was an impressive monument and one that we would have liked more access to.It was erected in 1886 to remeber the two battles of Iquique with Peru in 1879.
Written 20 November 2019
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gauchitopete
Shrewsbury, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
This multi stat commemorates the naval Battle of Iquique in 1879 during the War of the Pacific between Chile on one side and Peru and Bolivia on the other. It is important in South American history because, at the time Chile was much smaller, peru was much larger and even Bolivia had apportion of seacoast and an outlet to the world. All that changed with Chil's victory in the war, so the statue, though easy to pass by, represents a very important concept for Chileans, the foundation of the modern nation.
The figure at the top id Arturo Prat, a lawyer and naval captain who, when his own ship the Esmeralda was sinking, led his crew in leaping onto the deck of the enemy ship Huascar. He was inevitably killed but his action typified the courage of himself and his sailors, who are also figure on the statue.
Prat is still revered much like Admiral Nelson and you will find his
name and image everywhere in Chile, on streets and banknotes.
Written 8 September 2014
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Cassandra B
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Just a stroll from the port and in the heart of Valparaiso don't miss out on seeing the wonderful monument in front of the Admiralty building
Written 27 March 2019
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AntarcticBound
Brisbane1,076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
When walking around the city, this monument is often used as a reference point if such is needed when asking the way. As a monument, it is quite grand and has a military guard on duty at all times (probably to deter any graffiti artists - of which there are untold numbers in Valparaiso.)
Written 3 June 2018
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy954 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
At the center of the modern Plaza Sotomayor, it is a nice modern monument. The square has an underground parking and is the ideal place to start a city tour with the close by Peral lift.
Written 16 December 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Standing right in the heart of the large plaza Sotomayor, this is maybe the largest monument to see in Valparaiso and the background of the sea makes it a good photo op, but otherwise, is not all that fascinating.
Written 16 July 2017
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 14 October 2016
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
A central monument in the main square outside Central Station.
It has a permanent guard when open and is locked at other times. I wouldn't suggest wandering south of here off the main square as the streets toward, and including, Plaza Echaumen is about as seedy as it gets.
Written 19 December 2015
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novacamp
Houston, TX847 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This is more than a memorial to the heroes who gave their lives in an ill-fated battle in Chile's 1879 conflict with Bolivia and Peru. It is actually their final resting place, after being rescued from a common grave. I must admit that I don't quite understand the story, but I understand that the bravery of these men, including Arturo Prat and Ignacio Serrano, ignited support of the war that led to victory. The popularity of Arturo Prat is evidenced by the fact that the most number of streets in Chile bear his name over any other.

Ponder this in front of the eternal flame in honor of these heroes.
Written 19 April 2015
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