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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  • Very good tour! Very organized, just enter 12 people per tour. You have to set aside time to go. The guide that we had was excellent. Very clear and entertaining. 100% recommend! Very good kind of story for children.
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  • This museum is an exact recreation of what was the Corvette Esmeralda majestic, sunk in battle on May 21, 1879. The visit is always guided by an instructor, which makes us to explore the ship and appears as the crew convivian on the high seas, as they were the rooms, such as the techniques used to shoot guns, as it was the dining room, kitchens, engine room , etc. In addition, explains with enthusiasm the places where the events took place more emblematic of the battle of Iquique Naval, as for example, the last cannon shot that came before the boat sank, the place where jump Arturo Prat to fight the Huascar or the room where slept on the high seas. The experience that achieves the visit to this museum is unique, since it allows you to go back to that old time of the war of the Pacific, which makes the hair to stop you. Without a doubt, it is a MUST in the city of Iquique. Best regards!
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  • Without doubt that travel in summer to IQUIQUE, visiting the history that occurred there, look at this replica life-size, details, they are amazing, the city is very nice, touring the coast their historic avenues and hermosasas beaches
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  • Beautiful replica of the 19th century original. Great for a quick stop to learn about War of Pacific and Chilean Naval History. The nearby docks/ fish market are also worth a quick minute.
  • It is a museum, a replica from the original ship that gave Chile its most important national Hero, Arturo Prat, Very complete tour with accurate explanations and sights from the interior, and only takes half hour. I really enjoyed it!.
  • Beautiful replica of a 19th century Chilean ship. The tour is in Spanish but they provide a book in English. Cost is 3500 CLP for foreigners. Definitely worth the experience.
  • Excelent place if you want to now about the battle navy of Iquique
  • Very nice
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