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Museo Huascar, Talcahuano

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History Museum
Stepping aboard the floating museum known as Museo Huascar provides an important look at Chile's maritime history. Originally built by the British in 1864, this ship saw battle in the War of the Pacific, fought between Peru and Chile. Having captured the vessel during the war, Chileans turned it into a museum dedicated to fallen soldiers. Take a tour of the ship's compartments and learn about one of the most significant battles fought in this part of the world. Arrange to visit Museo Huascar and other attractions in Talcahuano using our Talcahuano tourist route planner.
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  • Very interesting, this is a ship that was built around 1860 and still floating. It belongs first to the Peruvian Navy. During the war of 1879, in the Iquique Battle, it sunk the Esmeralda, an small wo...  more »
  • I recommend to get there early in the morning. We arrived at lunch time (it takes about 4-5 hours from Santiago) and the line was too long. They close at 4pm and only a small group at a time can get i...  more »
  • Huáscar it's a very important part of the history of Chile, you have to bring your camera and wear comfortable clothes, please don't use high heels because you can fall down, it's a medium visit, like...  more »