Museo Historico y de Armas, Arica

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History Museum 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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  • Little to see. There is some Windows with firearms and melee weapons, some mannequins with uniforms, a tv talking about the battles ... a model of the city that left much to be desired. Who is not in the region can't find reasons to keep you the story.
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  • I understand the theme that East closed for a holiday, but for being a tourist as the nose should be kept open Museum since one does not have the possibility of returning as well as and so meet the attraction closed actually was a great disappointment.
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  • Cheap the entrance, very interesting and well-friendly Museum staff, I would have liked know as the Lord who told us with pears and apples the feat was called. Well clean and care Museum
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Where to stay in Arica

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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