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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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You have to place on it..!!

If you're at Arica, unforgettable doesn't take amazing pics as view of the most of the Arica city. The huge natural viewer in high level. Selfies, panoramics, groups, any kind of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Quanijo K
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're at Arica, unforgettable doesn't take amazing pics as view of the most of the Arica city. The huge natural viewer in high level. Selfies, panoramics, groups, any kind of pic you can take here, just use your Imagination. Release the photographer you've inside...! Note: a huge variety of olives you can found at "El Agro" in the picture... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high hill or small mountain that was a fortress for Peru (this was Peru Territory once). It was conquered by Chile in 1879 in a war with Peru. My Peruvian business Associate wanted to come here because he still does not like Chileans due to the 1879 war (I do not understand over 100 years ago) ???... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A most famous landscape of the War between Chile and Peru. The hotel view from the poolside is excellent. You can also visit some museums related to that period in History and see the port and Railway between Tacna in Peru and Arica in Chile.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

The weather has to be fine or you just see some clouds hanging over the city , and the museum on top is very small and only in Spanish . But it costs only 1000 peso , it's always worth the effort to look around .

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

No need to spend all day here but it is a nice morning/afternoon walk. You will see a lot of black birds flying around and there is a museum (around 1000 pesos entrance) if you are fans of war stuff. Nice view of the city, port and beach.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Short but steep climb up to the top. From there you'll have a nice view. Ok to spend an hour (max 2) for this activity in Arica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a nice way to spend an hour if you've got the time in Arica. Its a steep hill, but chances are, if you're traveling around South America, you're coming from high altitude to sea level, so it should be no problem! Definitely worth the climb for the views of all of the different beaches around Arica, and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for pictures and just to sit and stare. Great for pictures, a nice breeze. Still have to be careful. You see the pier's action.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

With limited time ashore, we took a taxi to the top. Good views and there is a small but interesting military history museum aimed at the struggle for independence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I've been to El Morro a couple of times and would happily go again for the lovely sunshine and invigorating breeze which can make you forget the strength of the sun and the effect on your (thinning) pate !! On the way down keep your eyes open for the Fire Station - when we visited they had a little café... More 

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