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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  • August 29, 2017
    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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  • August 19, 2017
    It is a small museum in the nose, but it is worth visiting it, then you can understand better made heroic taking cheek. The entrance is only $1000, highly recommended.
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  • August 17, 2017
    While I do not aficiono me to culture military, this museum has a great historical significance. Sits on top of the Morro de Arica and graphics was the war epic that took place in the place. It's worth the time.
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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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