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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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Nice view of the Morro de Arica from the Panamericana Arica hotel

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Anthony D
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Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Cowra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

If all you want to do is take pictures from a fantastic vantage point this is the place for you. If you are a history buff there is a museum. The cool sea breeze was pleasant, and a gentlemen was selling fruit popsicles. We did not go in the museum, just walked around and took pictures. Our guide from South... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The pleasure of making it to the top makes the struggle up worth the effort. From the bottom it looks daunting, half way up it seems even more so. At the top after getting your breath back you can take in wonderful views and enjoy the military museum and artillery scattered around the hillside.

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