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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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Amazing view of Arica

The highest point in Arica and well worth the views. They have a small museum with civil war memorabilia and canons. Must see and bring your camera.

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

The highest point in Arica and well worth the views. They have a small museum with civil war memorabilia and canons. Must see and bring your camera.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into history, this is a very important historical site from the war between Chile and Peru. This landmark was previously Peruvian territory but they lost it during the war. It has a great statue of the war and also a small museum and great place to walk around with a fabulous view of the city of Arica... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think this wonderful geological natural monument is made of granite or red sandstone but when it comes to impressive, it sure reminds visitors of other sister-planet gifts. Hurry, grab your camera and be sure to catch that major flag at full wave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the morro you can see a beautiful view of Arica day and night. Also there is the war museum there too where you can learn a bit of history of the morro and Arica!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort affords great panoramic views of the surrounding area. It also shows how they were able to protect this city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 January 13, 2017

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 January 12, 2017 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 January 6, 2017 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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