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El Morro de Arica

Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Arica
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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66 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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London
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A 15min steep walk to the top ( a 5 min taxi if you choose to wimp out!). The view from the top is pretty impressive, especially if you get a clear day

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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

It may look daunting from the city centre and perhaps a waste of leg strength but I highly recommend this little walk up to el Morro. It only takes about 15 mins maximum to make it to the top. Follow Colon street and there you will find a white & yellow building which leads you to the top. There's definitely... More

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