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El Morro de Arica and Museo Hist贸rico y de Armas - Museum Arica - Chile

At the south edge of downtown Arica rises a thick cliff, El Morro, this city鈥檚 landmark. Since the founding of this Spanish port, El Morro had always played a role in defense. Its most important historical moment came in 1880, when it protected Peru from invading Chilean troops. These days the top of this bluff there is a commanding view of the harbor and a dedication to the tenuous peace between the two nations. The Museo Hist贸rico y de Armas, set in the trenches of the once-great fortress, houses photos, arms and personal items from the Guerra del Pac铆fico, with discussions on the battles and background of the war. The Cristo de la Concordia monument commemorates the 1929 peace treaty between Chile and Peru.

Arica, Chile

Museum Types:

Getting There
The footpath to the top begins at the end of Col贸n street. To drive up, follow Sotomayor. A cab, with half-hour wait, costs $10. No minibuses or collective taxis go up.

Travel Tips: The museum also has armaments from more modern times, including World War II. Exhibit explanations are in Spanish and English. The

Price Description: (Museo Hist贸rico y de Armas) adults $1.20, children $0.60.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:(Museo Hist贸rico y de Armas) daily 8 a.m.

Open Hours to:(Museo Hist贸rico y de Armas) daily 8 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Take along water, snacks and protection against the sun.

Visit the several museums of Arica; journey through Valle de Azapa and Valle de Lluta; practice surfing, bodyboarding, paragliding or other adventure sport; hang out at the beaches; take a launch tour of the bay; go birdwatching.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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