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El Morro de Arica

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Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
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Description: This national monument is an enormous rock, standing 110 meters high and...
This national monument is an enormous rock, standing 110 meters high and paying tribute to the Chilean military victories in the 19th Century Pacific War.
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Beautiful view of the city, great hike to the top

This is a great vantage point to look out on the city. Nice walk up with great views as the reward. Wonderful photo ops

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

El Morro towers over Arica, you can see it from just about every angle. I had intended to walk up it but the closer I got to it the more of a challenge it seemed so I caved in and hailed a cab. I'm not sue if you can actually see to Peru but it looks like you might. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great vantage point to look out on the city. Nice walk up with great views as the reward. Wonderful photo ops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

On top you can see the whole city and the sea surrounding it. The museum is cheap and it shows real artifacts from the Pacific War between Chile and Peru.

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Dalat, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great views of the city from up at the top. We go a cab from the square just outside the cathedral. Our driver took us up, waited for 30 minutes and dropped us back down to the square for 6,000 pesos which seemed pretty reasonable. Some interesting monuments to look at but really it's all about the view!

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Arica, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When I was staying in Arica, I hiked/walked up to the top of El Morro at least once a week just because you can see everything from up there! Some great exercise for some fabulous views, whether it's sunrise, sunset, night lights, or just a daytime panorama. Plus, there's a neat little museum shop at the top. Definitely talk the... More 

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Antofagasta Region, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's a nice view on the city. Museum is for history-fans. Not more than 15-20 minutes to spend on it.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The view on the top of the mountain is nice you have the chance to observe the contrast between sea and desert. If you have time it is worth going up there. If not do not worry you can also enjoy other views from bellow the mountain around the city.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We opted to hike to the top of the promontory instead of taking a taxi. Easy to find the starting point by walking up the street running on the right side of San Marcos Cathedral, turning right on Calle Colón, and walking to the end of the street where it basically dead ends at some steps and a monument to... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Plus the museum that shows much of the famous War of the Pacific including some dioramas which small people enjoyed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The views from El Morro are beautiful. The museum there is an eye opener to the region's history. It is a worthwhile visit for anybody interested in history and culture.

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