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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 14 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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Harrow
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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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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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Very nice view ... I really enjoyed the sea breeze and the ocean view. The pictures looked fantastic @sunset and @ noon. Easy to get there, you cant get lost, walking distance from the peru- chile transportation station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

we went to the morro hill and it very good you can learn a lot of history especially at the museum the view is really nice you see all over arica I would recommend the place for sure especially if you want to learn about the war of peru and chile

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

El Morro offers wonderful views of the port and the army has a first rate museum displaying the military history of the area including relics of the War of the Pacific, which I knew nothing about. Unfortunately nothing is in English and the staff arent much help. But its worth a visit.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

There is no much to do in Arica, but the cliff with its huge flag of Chili on the top worths a few pictures !

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