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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. A visit to Museo Corbeta Esmeralda represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Iquique itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • They must take time because is tour guided. Have the history of the daily live of the cadets of the Emerald prior to the combat naval. You move to the era with ambient sound and explore this Corvette aware you of its history. Recommended for those who love the history of chile
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  • Excellent Museum of the glorious Corvette Esmeralda. a walk which should go. Very good guides that you are showing how one lived in and out of the Corvette. Replica exact of the Emerald, both in cabins, engines, cannons, etc.
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  • Cost 3000 Chilean per person, super organized the tour around the boat, great and super friendly guides. The recreation of what was the boat is perfect and is respected absolutely everything according to the original. He was immersed in part of the history of Chile, especially the war with Peru in 1873 by the salt tax.
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  • Muy buen museo... Vale la pena la espera
  • Excellent Tour... Not to be missed to revive one of the major heroic gestures of our history. No doubt a necessary step for those who visit Iquique. Reservations online for safety of the visit mainly tourists.
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  • The Museum is very well done. Excellent tour. Book in advance online. Very few parking spaces available.
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  • Super good guide! ... Made me feel a ghost that is found at that time... Me up to maree. Very cute... The next booking to go with my chicocos... today I was lucky was just missing a visit and I said I...
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  • I have a poem: brave men, one of them, Arturo, was a wall, Nadie Lo Vencia, was one ambition, to have that courage (1 verse) to the Huáscar jump, the huascar and the arrived to fight bravely, Gill SAC, and fought for his country, fighting the fear (stanza 2) Unfortunately, the already died, but in our hearts take a place, in the history of Chile a place frame. So all Chile knows, that the combatio. Thank you for your attention hope that the poem is to your liking
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