Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, Iquique

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Climb aboard a replica of the historic steam ship and learn about the history of Chile’s struggle for domination in the Pacific at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda. Built in England in 1855, the original ship saw action in both the Chincha Islands War and the War of the Pacific. In 1879, the ship was sunk during a battle with the Peruvian ironclad vessel Huáscar, but both the Esmeralda and her captain Arturo Prat earned an eternal, distinguished place in Chilean history. Today the museum gives you the chance to revisit the iconic ship, from the engine rooms to the top deck, and experience the conditions in which the sailors and the officers lived, worked, and fought. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed on board at one time, so it’s best to reserve your tour time online or by telephone at least one day in advance. Arrange your visit to Museo Corbeta Esmeralda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Iquique using our Iquique visit planner.
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  • A visit that lasts for 45 to 50 minutes, they spend flying. It serves for details that were part of the story, it is worth taking a type to go. From the Center the collective worth $600
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  • It is a wonderful journey, and the guides are excellent. Unfortunately and I must criticize is not allowing the respect of the tour since unfortunately I played a very misplaced family carrying children and a baby crying as the guide spoke and nothing is listened to him, lousy, if you do the tour worse worry that not children and parents disrespectful have.
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  • If you want to feel what was the Emerald... It is the best place, guidance, place an imposing presence, nestled in an artificial pool, with specific schedule to programming, the bad thing is that coming towards Caleta or dock is a little dirty
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  • Excelent place if you want to now about the battle navy of Iquique
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  • How much patriotism that you feel when you are in this place! It was more than a simple naval battle on 21 may, was a national landmark and something that served as a unity and fraternity between our compatriots Viva Chile!
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  • Historical, ideal for families, they should not go. Very well maintained, tours are guided, with fair people, without crowds. He is reserved by internet.
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  • Very well maintained. They offer an interesting tour. Reservations are recommended
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