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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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Great view and interesting museum!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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Dalat, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great views of the city from up at the top. We go a cab from the square just outside the cathedral. Our driver took us up, waited for 30 minutes and dropped us back down to the square for 6,000 pesos which seemed pretty reasonable. Some interesting monuments to look at but really it's all about the view!

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Arica, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When I was staying in Arica, I hiked/walked up to the top of El Morro at least once a week just because you can see everything from up there! Some great exercise for some fabulous views, whether it's sunrise, sunset, night lights, or just a daytime panorama. Plus, there's a neat little museum shop at the top. Definitely talk the... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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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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Address: Cerro La Cruz, Arica, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Arica and Parinacota Region  >  Arica

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