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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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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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peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Easier to take a taxi up (4000 pesos from the bus station) and hike down. Great views of the harbor and city Arica. You can also visit the war museum. 1000 pesos for adults and kids free entry.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We drove up to the top of el morro because it was a pretty hot day... but when it cools down I would love to make the hike. Seeing Arica from up high makes you fall a little bit more in love with the city. The museum was a little boring for me– I'm not much of a war buff,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We hiked to the top in a hot day but it was still worth it to see the expanse of the city of Arica and it's surroundings. And especially the port which is huge.

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Blue Hill, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This promontory, the decisive battleground of the 1880 war, dominates Arica both physically and symbolically. The view is great, the history is compelling. The museum could be much better with a diorama, more tourist-friendly. Take the 20 minute hike up from the city.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

El Morro is located right in town. It is a historical memorial of the battle between Peru and Chile. To start the climb you walk up hill about 3 blocks, turn right and walk up a steeper hill about another 2 blocks to reach the base of the rock. There are stairs to a view point, not very high. Continue... More 

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Address: Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Arica and Parinacota Region  >  Arica

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