Museo Historico y de Armas, Arica

(3.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is an old, very little teaching Museum that displays written and historical objects of the time, missing update, the teaching that has is a soldier in dress and in that time
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  • At the top of the Morro de Arica is this cute Museum which features, among other things, making the nose during the war of the Pacific. The value of the entry for adults is only $1000 Chilean pesos, which, in my opinion, makes it accessible to any public. He has different sectors, in where he described also the different activities that the soldiers were, what were their costumes and customs of the time. Do not miss it! It's very entertaining if it is that they like all that is history!
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  • Unpleasant to find mentions the dictator Augusto Pinochet after so many years. They should re-inaugurating this museum with a historic character.
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