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Museo Naval de Iquique and the Edificio de la Aduana - Museum Iquique - Chile

The Museo Naval de Iquique is located on the south side of the old Aduana building. Dedicated to one of the most important sea battles of the Guerra del Pacífico, maps and dioramas recount the blow to blow action of that fateful May 21, 1879. Exhibits also include artifacts of the two ships that sank that day, the Esmeralda of Chile and the Independence of Perú. Around the corner, in the main part of the ex-Aduana, are displays about Iquique’s history. A supplemental collection of big guns and anchors are at the Naval Base near the bus terminal (Monday-Friday 10-11:30 a.m., 2-4 p.m.)

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Iquique, Chile

Museum Types:

Price Description: Adults $0.40, children under 12 free.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m., 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 1 p.m., 8 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.

Days Closed:Sunday, Monday

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Swim, sunbathe or surf at Cavancha and the other beaches in Iquique. Stroll down Paseo Bolognesi, visiting the historic houses and museums. Head out to the arid pampas to visit the old nitrate mining oficinas, Humberstone and Santa Laura, or check out Gigante de Atacama and the other geoglyphs decorating the desert hills. Visit historic Pisagua. Soak in the hot springs at Pica or Mamiña.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Here are other activities in and around Iquique that may be of interest: Museo Regional and Palacio Astoreca.

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