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Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

Avda. Arturo Prat S/N - Paseo Almirante Lynch, Iquique, Chile
56 57 530812
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The ship has been extremely well maintained and the tour guide details almost everything and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Limache, Chile
via mobile
Rich history, excellent tour, impressive replica

The Spanish-language tour of the Esmeralda was fantastic; the guide was so knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Diana T
Madrid, Spain
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Avda. Arturo Prat S/N - Paseo Almirante Lynch, Iquique, Chile
56 57 530812
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The ship has been extremely well maintained and the tour guide details almost everything and answers all questions. My guide did not speak English, so either bring a friend or just nod and smile during the tour if you don't speak Spanish.

Thank JBclimber24
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Spanish-language tour of the Esmeralda was fantastic; the guide was so knowledgeable and passionate that she made the history come to life and had us leaning in to get every part of every story. The tour exudes a lot of national pride, but just...More

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I was quite impressed with the quality and pace of the tour. Very interesting, in particular for a Chilean-born traveller like me. There were many facts about the 1879 war and facts and details surrounding life on board the "Esmeralda" and th 21 May 1879...More

Thank MigSydney
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Jnanayog
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
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
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...More

Thank Warren P
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
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank TwoAndAHalfTraveller
Reviewed 1 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...More

1  Thank Andres A
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