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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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$97.00*
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Arica Private City Tour
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Private Arica and Ancient Cultures Tour

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Great View of Arica City

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Arica, you must visit this place. Here, you are able to look at the city from a high hill and the view is amazing, also there is a museum that is worth visiting who shows historical materials and weapons from the War of the Pacific. The best time to visit El Morro de Arica is on... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

A steep walk up to get to this great viewing point. You can get a good look over Arica, including the port and city center. There's a Jesus-statue and a small military museum.

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1 Thank Leon034
Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Delightful trip to enjoy a fab view from the top of the city symbol. Our trip coincided with the Children day and everywhere you could see families enjoying that Sunday. The way is very clear and safe. There is a museum on the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

It's a very important place for the history of our country, where te issues happen exactlty there. If you want to know more about the history I recomend to go to the museum that is really good and complete, if not you are going to enjoy anyways. You have a privileged landscape of the city and the sea. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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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