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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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It's a very nice place to take pictures, if you have a guide that would make the visit totally worth it. The view is amazing!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a very nice place to take pictures, if you have a guide that would make the visit totally worth it. The view is amazing!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Morro is one of the most important historic sites in Chile and was the site of a decisive battle in the Pacific War. An improbably large flag lys from the giant flagpole signifying the importance of this site. The Morro affords great views of the City of Arica and the coastline. There is a small military museum to visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk from the city center is quite steep, but not very long if you take the path from Colon street. The view from the place is quite nice, but not magnificent. You can ser most of Arica from thr viewpoint. The small museum there is very good and the statue is beautifully. The size of the Chilean flag waving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been at least 5 times at this place, and there is always some new thing or improvement being made. The view of the city is incredible, there is always plenty of wind, and the museum of El Morro will teach you quite a lot about the history behind this place. Legend has it that the ghosts of the soldiers... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since El Morro is such an integral part of Arica's history, you should visit it if you're in the area. It's always interesting to learn about the history of the contiguous South American countries, and visiting El Morro adds another perspective, which is sort of a pun, because the views from the top are spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment one arrives in Arica, in our case on the Celebrity Infinity on December 21, El Morro's presence dominates one's attention with the Chilean flag proudly flying in the breeze. The panoramic view from above is all-encompassing and if one chooses to do so, the military museum there commemorating the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sanctuary An oasis in the middle of the desert, arica is a city with more than 9000 years of history, geoglyphs, petroglyphs, mummies, sea and beaches, a mystery. this morro has old caves and tunnels

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is something that you can easily do in a couple of hours and without having to pay for a tour. There is a museum at the top that discusses that battle between Peru and Chile that occurred here in the War of the Pacific. Also, there is fantastic views of the city and you can see the great surf... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We went here as part of a shore excursion from Arica. This cliff gives you a great view of Arica city and port. There is also a museum located on the top of the cliff but I didn't go into it. You do not have to walk up the cliff as there is a large parking lot that can hold... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

At the top of the Morro de Arica you get a wonderful view of the city and port of Arica stretching into the Pacific. This 360 foot cliff houses a war museum at its top as well as monuments to unknown soldiers killed in the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru. Also atop the cliff is a huge... More 

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