Museo Historico y de Armas, Arica

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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. Plan to see Museo Historico y de Armas and other attractions that appeal to you using our Arica trip planning tool .
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  • Once in the nose it is this symbolic space of the city and by 2mil Chilean pesos and to the sound of military marches you get a tour on the one hand of Chilean history, selling souvenirs at the entrance.
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  • it impresses the amount of minimum and precarious objects with which the soldiers had in the conquest of territories, denotes love of country
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  • All Chilean should know in life this redoubt historical, which showed the great courage of the Chilean soldier, especially for new generations. Not to be missed.
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The city of Arica primarily attracts visitors because of its beaches, although some also pass through on their way to or from other regional destinations. Beachgoers and adventurers alike will find suitable places to stay in Arica. Along the coast, choose from resort-style lodgings and pristine high-rise hotels, jutting out from the main coastal roads. The town center provides hotels and guesthouses ranging from simple to luxurious, with grander options lining the main boulevards and simpler fare dotted along the side streets. For onward travel connections, consider staying by the station or the Pan-American Highway.
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