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Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
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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Best views of Arica

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Arica, Chile
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A giant Jesus, several war memorials and a war museum, great views along the coast and across town - it's worth the walk up, but you probably won't stay long, or go back a second time.

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Basel, Switzerland
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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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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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