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El Loa and Calama

Touristic attractions of El Loa and Calama

  • Calama


    Calama is an urban center located in the middle of the desert (2260 meters above sea level). In northeast Antofagasta, Calama has great temperatures, different tourist services and the proper infrastructure of a city in the desert. Nearby Calama you will find the desert, but also valleys and mountains. Calama is also an important commercial, financial…

  • Chiu-Chiu


    The town of Chiu-Chiu was the obligatory town to sleep in for those who took the Camino del Inca to cover the route between Potosi and Cobija. Today, it´s possible to find the San Francisco Church, National Monument since 1951 and one of the oldest in the country. Attractions Anchaeological and anthropological interest zone. Activities …

  • Chuquicamata Coppermine

    Chuquicamata Coppermine

    Chuquicamata is known around the world because of its copper production (activity that preceeds the Inca Empire). It´s an industry that began circa 1882, although it started operating properly in 1911 when US capitals finished its construction. Today, the production reaches the 630 tons of fine copper every year. The Chuquicamata Mine belongs to CODELCO…

  • Calama Archaeological Museum

    Calama Archaeological Museum

    The Calama Archaeological Museum has a permanent display of pieces used by people who lived in the Andes before the Spanish conquerors arrived to the area. You can see what they used to hunt, for example, as well as other pieces used by the Tiawanaku and Inca culture, and how they changed until the Spanish Conquest. The population production stands…

  • Loa Park

    Loa Park

    Located in Calama, El Loa National Park has multiple attractions that show the region's cultural development. The park has terraces, balconies and special places for visitors, as well as an archaeological museum in which you can find typical architecture and handmade crafts, like the Chiu Chiu Church reproduction. The Torreon Balcony –insipired by…

  • Lasana Pucara

    Lasana Pucara

    Built by the atacameños in the 12th century, the Lasana Pukara is what's left of a fortress (250 meters long) with an amazing construction technique. It was made of rock, with 110 structures built into it, turning it into a big construction with narrow interior paths. The houses vary in size; and the biggest had five wide rooms. All the houses had…

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