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Catedral San Marcos
Catedral San Marcos

Catedral San Marcos

8.73 reviews
Sights and Museums, Church
Ranked #7 in Arica things to do
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Miami

The most important thing to say about this cathedral is the fact that it was designed and built by Gustavo Eiffel, the same man behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Therefore, when it is open, the cathedral is very beautiful and still retains a vibe of solemnity and spirituality. The second thing I want to say is that this cathedral has historical importance because it was a resting post for the Chilean troops during the battle of El Morro (Pacific war) in Arica. It is a silent witness to all the things that happened between the soldiers of Chile and Peru. I've been told by locals that the stench of the blood of Peruvian soldiers can still be smelled and the stain of blood hasn't been able to be completely removed. Inside the cathedral though, it's a spiritual place.

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Pittsford (town), New York
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Right near the port this church was built by Gustave Eiffel and transported to this site. Small but distinctive and made of metal - interesting to see.

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Buenos Aires

La Catedral de San Marcos es la principal iglesia de Arica, se encuentra ubicada en el centro de esa ciudad , en la calle Bolognesi, frente a la plaza Colón.
En la visita guiada nos contaron que la antigua iglesia matriz databa de la época colonia y estuvo en pie 226 años hasta que fue destruida por el terremoto de 1868.
Hermosa arquitectura inspirada en el estilo gótico. Lugar para visitar y apreciar.

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