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“Worth the hike”
Review of El Morro de Arica

El Morro de Arica
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Arica Private City Tour
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Arica
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Owner description: 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Worth the hike”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

It may look daunting from the city centre and perhaps a waste of leg strength but I highly recommend this little walk up to el Morro.
It only takes about 15 mins maximum to make it to the top. Follow Colon street and there you will find a white & yellow building which leads you to the top. There's definitely no need to take a taxi.
At the top you can appreciate the size of Arica and check out the port action. You can also see the seals on the far left of the port.

Visited July 2013
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santiago, chile
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“Nice view of the city”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Sergio Villarroel Cel: 6 4054382 , srolandovillarroel@gmail.com, took us to the Morro de Arica and beaches on our last 2 hrs. in Arica. Nice place to visit. Worth to contact him for a city tour in his taxi.

Visited June 2013
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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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“On Top of El Morro...”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Arica is a walkable city, with some areas designated for pedestrians only. Perhaps the main attraction is El Morro, a 430 foot cliff/rock that is accessible from the port area. I pride myself on walking, but have to admit, this was a more strenuous hike than I expected. It is also attainable by bus or taxi. I hiked it, but it was a tough climb. The path is well-maintained. Once on top, there are great views of the coastline, monuments to war dead, and an oddly-proportioned, but impressive statue of Christ. More uphill walking is involved to reach the monuments and statue. I did not pay to visit the museum. The trip down is a breeze. It would be a shame to visit Arica and not El Morro. I would hike it again, given the opportunity.

Visited January 2013
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London
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“Great view of the city”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

The walk up is quite strenuous - plan your trip to avoid midday sun and take water. Or take a cab or bus. That said the effort is worth it as you get a fantastic view up both sides of the coast. Didn't go in the museum - not our sort of thing. Great to be able to see the statue of Christ. Best picture was the enormous Chilean flag billowing in the wind with the city behind it. Worth the walk.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago
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“great view”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

You can either walk up or take a taxi or bus to the top. The main industry of the town is fishing and the fish are ground into meal for pet food. You can both see and smell the fish. This is the driest desert in the world with less than 1/2mm of rain per annum. The geo glyphs outside of town are worth seeing.

Visited March 2013
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