9 Sights in Arica, Chile (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Arica, Chile! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Arica. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in Arica

1. Gabriela Mistral

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Gabriela Mistral

Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator, and Catholic. She was a member of the Secular Franciscan Order or Third Franciscan order. She was the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her image is featured on the 5,000 Chilean peso banknote.

Wikipedia: Gabriela Mistral (EN)

2. Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa

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Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa

The San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum is a museum located 500 meters from the town of the same name, in the commune of Arica, which is part of the region of Arica and Parinacota, in northern Chile. Founded in 1967, it belongs to the University of Tarapacá and stands out for housing the mummies of the Chinchorro culture, the oldest in the world.

Wikipedia: Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa (ES)

3. Faro Molo de Abrigo de Arica

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The Molo de Abrigo Arica Lighthouse or Molo de Abrigo Extreme Lighthouse is a lighthouse belonging to the lighthouse network of Chile. It is full red in color and has a cylindrical shape. It is uninhabited.

Wikipedia: Faro Molo de Abrigo de Arica (ES)

4. Faro Concordia

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Faro Concordia Dentren / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Concordia Lighthouse or Concordia Lighthouse is a lighthouse belonging to the lighthouse network of Chile and is located in the extreme north of Chile in the Region of Arica and Parinacota. Its structure is metal pyramidal covered by bands grouped in white, red and white. It entered service in 1972. Inhabited lighthouse.

Wikipedia: Faro Concordia (ES)

5. Cruz de la Pampa- Timalchaca

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The town of Timalchaca is located near the gorge of Guaillane, 123.96 km southeast of Arica and 134 km from putre, at a height of 4,200 m s. n. m. It is a sanctuary town for what is the grazing area belonging to Tignamar, in the nascent of the Azapa Valley. This town is located in the heart of the precordillera and is part of the extensive territory of the Tignamar community, which reaches the nascent of the ravines that feed the Tignamar River, at the edges of the Altiplano. This has been the place chosen by the community among the high peaks to honor the mother, the Virgen de los Remedios and lift the Andean sanctuary. Soft lomajes, Marqués hill and small volcanic rock cannons carved by wind and water complete a unique landscape. This land, since very ancient times, has been a community stay always linked to livestock and grazing life around camelids. First, when human groups with a hunter and collection way of life fed on guanacos and vicuñas, and later, llamas and alpacas occupied a central place, not only because of their meat and wool fiber, but also because of their loading capacity. Although there are no reports on human occupation prior to the construction of the temple, some elements give certain clues about their past. In the surroundings of the town, next to the Bofedal, there is evidence of stone instruments that account for the human presence in a time before the Hispanic conquest. Possibly, the area was occasionally visited for several centuries in search of dams or for the grazing of camelid cattle troops. In the time of the colony the grazing practices were maintained, being specially registered during the 19th century. Prior to the Pacific War (1879-1884) there was a productive population that lived in the precordillera, and that corresponds to the ancestors of the current inhabitants of Arica.

Wikipedia: Timalchaca (ES)

6. Presencias Tutelares

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Tutelary Presences is a sculptural ensemble of reinforced concrete and clay located in the pampa of Acha, at the intersection of the North Pan-American Highway with Route A-31, 27 kilometers south of the city of Arica, Chile. The work of the artist Juan Díaz Fleming, it was financed by the National Fondart of the National Council of Culture and the Arts in 1996, and inaugurated in 1997.

Wikipedia: Presencias tutelares (ES), Website

7. Casa Yanulaque

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Casa Yanulaque Jorge Chata / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Casa Yanulaque is a historical building located in the Chilean city of Arica, in the corner of 18 de Septiembre and General Lagos streets. It is owned by the Peruvian State as part of the 1929 Treaty of Lima, and currently houses its consulate-general.

Wikipedia: Casa Yanulaque (EN)

8. Casa Bolognesi

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Casa Bolognesi Dan Lundberg / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Casa Bolognesi, also known as the Casa de la Respuesta, is a historical building owned by the Peruvian State located in Arica, Chile. It is the site of a meeting that preceded the Battle of Arica during the War of the Pacific.

Wikipedia: Casa Bolognesi (EN)

9. Catedral San Marcos

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The Cathedral of San Marcos is the main church of Arica, located in the center of that city in northern Chile, at 170 Bolognesi Street, in front of Plaza Colón, between San Marcos and 7 de Junio streets.

Wikipedia: Catedral de San Marcos de Arica (ES)


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