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Assembled in the 1870's to replace the main church lost to the 1868 earthquake, this national monument was the city's first building constructed of steel and cast iron, with only its door made from wood.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was unfortunate that the Cathedral was shut for renovations.. it's stunning from the outside,, we got some great photos of the outside.... easy to find, on the square... ttheres also a small street cafe that has great coffee, sandwiches and doughnuts... you also find...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BM471
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Although they have loads of churches in Arica, this is the only cathedral in Arica and it’s expensive to get married in. It was commissioned in the 19th century (and was originally intended to be built in Lima). It was shipped from France and assembled...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

We witnessed a Bolivian wedding here in this very cute church in the center of town. Loved the wild band that played outside the church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed February 11, 2018

From the outside, this catedral is very pretty (designed by Eiffel). And from the inside, it's really peaceful, with some chanting music playing throughout and people sitting or walking around in silence. I'm not religious, but I enjoyed spending 10 minutes or so inside, just...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited this Cathedral when visiting Arica Chile. Looks really nice from the inside and outside. This Cathedral is well worth a visit if you’re in Arica.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Wooden structure, nothing in common with a European stone Cathedral: Worth 5 minutes of your city tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Highly recommend a visit to this church, designed by Eiffel. If in Arica, don't miss it! A very interesting visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Inside and outside a very representative church distinguished by its metal construction. Obviously well maintained and a „must see place“ near a central park area.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TM6210
Reviewed June 2, 2017

If you go to Arica, you must go here. If you can go during the day AND night. The contrast is amazing. It's a cast iron church, and resonates like you think it would. Home to some birds, and amazing frescoes (12 stations are beautiful)....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank d1deleonrn
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to have a chance to visit this rather quaint little church during a recent cruise stop in Arica. It is an easy walk from the cruise port, a pleasant stroll through a palm lined plaza with local vendors selling this and that....More

Date of experience: April 2017
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