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El Morro de Arica

Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Arica
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This national monument is an enormous rock, standing 110 meters high and paying tribute to the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

You reach el morro by walking up for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then you have a great view over arica and you also see the ocean. On top, there is a museum and a nice statue.

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Ghent, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

El Morro is just a pleasant thing to discover. You can walk up (although a steep climb) and enjoy the views over the city, the sea, the birds (vultures) that circle around. I wouldn't visit the army museum which lies on top again. We had to because included in our tour, but it really is a big propaganda for Chilean... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoyed the walk up the sloping path to the lookout, from which the views of the town and the ocean were great. My husband enjoyed a short visit to the Military Museum located there.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Interesting history but steep climb. Take water and sunscreen. And if you like dogs maybe some snacks for the strays

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Santiago, Chile
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

t is not as far to the top as you think. Maybe 20-30 min walk up the hill. It is definitely worth going up there. We went as the sun was going down and it was awesome. There is a really good view of the city and the whole area. It is also worth staying after the sun goes down... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great hike, up a smooth paved path. The incline is pretty steep, so not for the faint of heart. I am in pretty good shape, and I am sure that I lost a few pounds (mostly water) going up and down this hill. The view from the top is great, and make sure to give yourself enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This attraction was very clean and educational. It was worth the ride up the mountain. Very well done by the museum creators.

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Cork, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Worth the 10 minutes or so to get to the top for great views of the city. It looks tougher than it is. At the top there is a Christo Redeemer lookalike and you can get good photos of Arica, particularly where the desert meets the sea

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

You can drive but it is better to take the path up from south of the cathedral. This is the site of a famous battle won by the Chileans (which is why you are now in Chile not Peru) and was also a famous refuge from the giant tsunami in 1900.

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's not very long to hike up, but take a hat and sun lotion. You can also get up by car or taxi. A military museum is on the top of El Morro

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