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Museo Historico y de Armas

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Address: Arica, Chile
Phone Number: 582252054
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Open daily from 8am to 8pm, this museum sits atop "The Morro" and...

Open daily from 8am to 8pm, this museum sits atop "The Morro" and showcases artifacts from the 19th century Chilean and Peruvian armies.

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An interesting museum about the War of the Pacific and the short battle (only about 50 minutes) on El Morro when Chile took Arica from Peru. It is all in Spanish but it is a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
J L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's important to be able to read some Spanish if you have made the effort to climb the hill to visit this museum. There's a lot of information about a major battle fought round Arica, especially the motives for the war with Peru and contextual information about the Chilean army. You can also look at guns, uniforms, and other military... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

An interesting museum about the War of the Pacific and the short battle (only about 50 minutes) on El Morro when Chile took Arica from Peru. It is all in Spanish but it is a good little museum if you are interested in the history.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

After walking up the 800 yards up the Morro Hill you can relax with a wander through the museum where weapons, and some infomation, from most all the military battles of Chile are represented. Well worth a visit

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

It is a museum of weapons and war, which is on the top of the hill , with beautiful panoramic views of the city ,

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

One of the few places in El Norte Grande where the shadows of the Pinochet era have not been brushed away. So much could be done with the displays (e.g. diplomatic relations with Bolivia and Peru), but history in this museum shows that a natty uniform and a good dose of chauvinism will win a war!

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2009

The place to go if you want to see weapons of all types without being burdened with explanations for the cause of the War of the Pacific.

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