San Marcos Church, Arica

3.9
Appreciate the architecture and learn the history of San Marcos Church, a Catholic cathedral declared to be a National Monument of Chile in 1984. Designed by famous French engineer Gustave Eiffel--whose other work includes the tower in Paris that bears his name--the neo-Gothic building consists mainly of metal, except for the two wooden doors. The lively facade, adorned in colorful decorations, complements the look of its surroundings. A church bell, which was itself declared an historic monument in 2002, stands out as the main attraction inside. Put San Marcos Church on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Arica tour itinerary planner .
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  • A beautiful church, one of the most beautiful in northern Chile. I was impressed by your cleanliness and neatness. Not very big, but beautiful, its stained-windows and the works exhibited there. Wonderful walk.
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  • Unusual cathedral made in France by Eiffel and mounted on site. Deserves detours for its uniqueness
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