San Marcos Church, Arica

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Appreciate the architecture and learn the history of San Marcos Church, a Catholic cathedral declared to be a National Monument of Chile in 1984. Designed by famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel--whose other work includes the tower in Paris that bears his name--the neo-Gothic building consists mainly of metal, except for the two wooden doors. The lively facade, adorned in colorful decorations, complements the look of its surroundings. A church bell, which was itself declared an historic monument in 2002, stands out as the main attraction inside. Put San Marcos Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Arica tour itinerary planner .
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  • October 2, 2017
    Beautiful Cathedral built by Eifel, interesting re was remodeled, that beautiful, account history that is Church was headed for Peru, but the ship that brought it made landfall and was in arica
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  • October 2, 2017
    In addition to a traveller. In the Cathedral on Saturday make mass and Sunday at 20:00 this church is a national monument, built by Gustave Eiffel who built the Tower in Paris
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  • September 28, 2017
    Highly recommend a visit to this church, designed by Eiffel. If in Arica, don't miss it! A very interesting visit.  more »
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  • March 1, 2017
    Beautiful small church.
  • June 14, 2016
    Very cute looking church from the outside but not much to see on the inside.
  • January 30, 2015
    Beatiful place. Ask for the history of the bell.
  • September 1, 2012
    I was there when I did my military service .in Putre and huamachuco ;-) beautiful historic church
  • March 26, 2011
    Good

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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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