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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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  • Visit short and indispensable, was worth go and one is no little delay. This well maintained and restored.
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  • This place is very well cared, everything impeccable with a guided tour of very good quality very well prepared guides and the best entries at a very affordable price 100% recommended
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  • Cute! Very good facilities, it shows the site maintenance and care of the Museum. It must be to know if or if. He would come back! Congratulations to our guide Hector!
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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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