History and Arms Museum

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The morro is a rock formation 130 meters (426 feet) high that is a symbol of the City of Eternal Spring, as Arica is known. It was one of the scenes of the Pacific War (1879-1883) between Chile and Peru and Bolivia and has since been declared a national monument. Atop it is the History and Arms Museum, where you can see objects used in the conflict, photographs, and urns with the ashes of the soldiers who participated in the heroic taking of the morro in 1880. There is also an excellent panoramic view from the heights.

Phone numbers: (58) 252091 - (58) 229192.

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