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Catedral de San Marcos, Arica

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Appreciate the architecture and learn the history of Catedral de San Marcos, a Catholic cathedral declared to be a National Monument of Chile in 1984. Designed by famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel--whose other work includes the tower in Paris that bears his name--the neo-Gothic building consists mainly of metal, except for the two wooden doors. The lively facade, adorned in colorful decorations, complements the look of its surroundings. A church bell, which was itself declared an historic monument in 2002, stands out as the main attraction inside. To visit Catedral de San Marcos and get the most from your holiday in Arica, create itinerary details personal to you using our Arica trip builder.
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  • A cute place with history, well-preserved... We went on family to get to know the details make a whole that draws attention
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  • I went to take pictures there and the remodeling has been quite slow, is well located, place for photographs of the memory, very good locomotion
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  • Unfortunately when we visited could not go in due to a renovation project, but the history of the Church is fascinating, Eiffel designed it to withstand earthquakes , it is very pretty. 
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  • Very cute looking church from the outside but not much to see on the inside.
  • I was there when I did my military service .in Putre and huamachuco ;-) beautiful historic church
  • Beatiful place. Ask for the history of the bell.
  • Accounts for half of my life in my unforgettable Arica. Very nostalgic after so long... María Isabel Ibáñez Wing
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  • Very nice place.
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