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Address: Avda. Arturo Prat S/N - Paseo Almirante Lynch, Iquique, Chile
Phone Number:
56 57 530812
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Any True Pusser type would enjoy this Museo/Ship

This beautiful ship is a replica of the sunken corvette Esmeralda which was undaunted by the Peruvian iron ship during the Pacific War. If you do not speak Spanish it is best to... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
St. John's, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This beautiful ship is a replica of the sunken corvette Esmeralda which was undaunted by the Peruvian iron ship during the Pacific War. If you do not speak Spanish it is best to book ahead for an English guided tour. Viewing this replica ... you would swear it was the original ... it took me back some 40+ years as... More 

Thank Jnanayog
Easter Island, Chile
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116 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Is an important place if you like history and ships. For most of chileans, and specially for the people of Iquique, this place is like the Arizona ship for americans (1941).

Thank jlizama16
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

They only allow a certain number of people at a time and the wait is only worth it if you're into ships.

Thank Tamara S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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91 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I believe good museums become excellent museums when they realize they should cater to as many different languages as they can. FRANKLY speaking I do not think the whole story is told about the Esmeralda and much more should be said about the equally famous ironclad Huascar that sunk the Esmeralda, Cheers

Thank Warren P
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

It's a very interesting museum where you can get to know a little bit of the lives on board some people had. A must go if you like history. 🔝

1 Thank Diana P
South America
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257 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This replica of the real Esmaralda is perfectly made. Lots of details and looks very authentic. The guided tour gives a good understanding of the battle between the Peruvian and Chilean forces. The guide gave a lot of information on the ship, but also on the people working on the ship. There a few videos that explain details of some... More 

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very interesting story behind this ship. Most people wonder why they mad a museum of a ship that was captured and destroyed, and it wasn't about that, but about a story of the courageous captain and men aboard. Make sure you call in advance to reserve, some days they only take reservations, sometimes not. You can not walk freely around... More 

1 Thank Andres A
Santiago, Chile
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A very nice place to go for a two hours activity in Iquique. The ship is, of course, a replica of the original one, but it is very well achieved. The guide tour was really helpfull and with a lot of knowledge to share with visitors. The only problem with the place is there is little availability of parking, so... More 

1 Thank Minostro
Bordeaux Saint Clair, France
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Not exactly sure why this attraction is so highly rated, since I didn't believe it to be particularly interesting. I've been on several TallShips before and do not consider this one to be an outstanding gem amongst them. The tour was in Chilean (not Spanish) and, despite the guide being very friendly, enthusiastic and interesting, not easily understood... for a... More 

2 Thank Didier E
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I wasn't too willing to visit this place before knowing it. After a 50-minutes tour that felt too short, I changed my mind. It is a faithful reproduction (i.e., it's a building, not a true ship) of the original Esmeralda ship that sank on the famous "Combate naval de iquique". Tour guides are knowledgeable and kind. During... More 

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