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Catedral de San Marcos, Arica
(3.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It has an excellent location, close to the nose and square main course in eternal restoration, but at least on the outside is beautiful. It must be because its construction inaugurated in 1876 is famous for having been designed in the workshops of Gustave Eiffel. full of pride watch as monument.
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  • This was the only reason I visited Arica - sadly it is currently under construction with a big barrier so you can't go up/in to visit it.... You can see from the outside only the 2nd story and tower. 
  • Too much time on repairs, there is no space where at least you can watch scale in the latter case.
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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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