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El Morro de Arica

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Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
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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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Great views!

Going up El Morro is a quick 2hr max activity that gives you great views of the city and bay. I took a cab and payed (between 4 of us) 8,000 pesos for the ride up, 1 hr. wait, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
ABelden90
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the equivalent of being in the tallest building in town and having an unobstructed view. There is a military museum located atop which we did not do. Got our pictures for several great views of the port, town, statue, and ocean. Very safe and easy to do with a cab from port. Couple of highlights: school kids wanting... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Going up El Morro is a quick 2hr max activity that gives you great views of the city and bay. I took a cab and payed (between 4 of us) 8,000 pesos for the ride up, 1 hr. wait, and the ride down. Didn't go inside the museum, but looked nice from the outside.

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Santa Cruz, Chile
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We went to watch the sunset here. We were able to relax and see all of Arica. One of the better things to do in Arica.

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Thank Ian G
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

very beautiful and awesome place, a large rock over 100 meters high that falls on the sea, full of unexplored caves rock that saved the Inca treasure, communicating with intraterrestrial world, where myths and legends, a place magical and unique, with lots of marine fauna. It contains the oldest mummies in the world 8000 BC and communicates with the valleys... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Just next to the city-center this hill makes for a quick (steep) walk and that reward you with a good view over the city and the adjacent ocean. There is a little museum on top, but nowhere something to buy food or water (bring your own).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Beautiful view and interesting military historical museum at the top, with old cannons and gun emplacements.

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Chachagui, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

One can either go up with a taxi from town or walk up which I did. The views over the city and the coast is breath-taking. Generally it's cloudy/foggy early morning but from around 11am to midday, it opens up and is sunny - obviously much better then for photos.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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Thank TrevtheAussie
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893 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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Thank Les L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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