The Historical Museum of Arms and Arica is located in the homonymous city, on top of the nose of Arica, Arica and Parinacota Region, northern Chile.
Set in an old fort. In the Pacific War, when Arica was the great fortress in Peru, the Chilean soldiers occupied the hill towards the sea defenses and land. The bay was the Peruvian monitor Manco Capac, protected from land, while offshore blocking the Chilean squadron approached, suffered significant damage. Colonel commanding the fortress Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes, who did not accept surrender despite being surrounded by sea and land. Here, the Chilean navy attacked the Peruvian monitor.