Museo Historico y de Armas, Arica

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History Museum
Ascend to Museo Historico y de Armas, a museum exploring Chile’s history in the Pacific War. The museum sits on a 110 m (360 ft) high incline, offering sweeping views over the city skyline and surrounding Pacific Ocean. The museum’s location holds vast significance, marking the site of a crucial battle that took place in 1880, one year into the Pacific War. Tour guides and information are available in both English and Spanish, so don’t worry about bringing a phrase book along. Pay special attention to the plaques placed around the museum by former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Museo Historico y de Armas is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Arica Edition.
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  • There was a great amount of history in the museum and a nice shop too. Models of old weapons and other origional objects from the wars.  more »
  • It's important to be able to read some Spanish if you have made the effort to climb the hill to visit this museum. There's a lot of information about a major battle fought round Arica, especially the ...  more »
  • An interesting museum about the War of the Pacific and the short battle (only about 50 minutes) on El Morro when Chile took Arica from Peru. It is all in Spanish but it is a good little museum if you ...  more »