Your tour in Chile starts here.
Arica en español  |  Today friday 12-19-2014

Arica

History

The City of Arica has such a complex history that visitors find it extremely interesting. The oasis created by the Valley of Azapa, something quite unusual in this desertic zone, has managed to attract the presence of man as a result of fresh water and vegetation.
The Spanish conquest, the colony and the Viceroyalty of Upper Peru transformed this small village into a main port to transport the gold and silver (especially the latter) extracted in the City of Potosí, in Bolivia. This fact, which accelerated its growth remarkably, was interrupted by the settlement of the new Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, through which precious metals began to be transported to the City of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and shipped to Europe from there. Thus, in 1872, Arica was practically abandoned by the Spaniards who had established one of the seats of government for the new viceroyalty at Arequipa (present Peru).
When the Republic of Perú was formed, the city became alive again and started to experience a sustained growth that passed onto Chilean hands as a consequence of the well-known War of the Pacific. This happened in June 7, 1880, and the city has belonged to the State of Chile ever since.
Arica has turned into one of the most important centers in the region and its famous hill, which had the pleasure to witness everything that happened there, will also behold whatever happens from now on.


 
Welcome Chile - Touristic Information about Arica, Chile: History
© 2007-2014 Total or partial reproduction forbidden. Derechos de Autor 675243 Ley 11723

Who we are | Contact us | Press and Publicity | Terms and Conditions
Photos from my Trip

Enter the Photo Community in Welcome Chile to enjoy the best pictures of Chile uploaded by visitors to our site and to upload your photographs too. Incredible images of landscapes, natural attractions and cities photographed during visits to the various tourist destinations in the country.

Read more...
Adventure Travel

Adventure travel and extreme sports -in their different disciplines- tend to increase the number of followers all round the world. Chile is an ideal scene for lovers of adventure willing to receive a good dose of adrenaline. Here they will find circuits featuring various degrees of difficulty that will let them share tours with the family as well as enjoy activities in which experience and risk should be endured personally.

Read more...
Interpatagonia S.A.
Share on Twitter Follow Welcome Chile on Twitter
Share on Facebook Welcome Chile on facebook: Like
Subscribe to our YouTube channel Welcome Chile Videos on YouTube
Follow us in Google+