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La Tirana Religious Carnival

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This catholic celebration is done in honor to Virgen del Carmen or “Carmelita”, each 15th of July in the first region.

Every year is possible to see this celebration that features dancers who combine colorful costumes and typical music of the North.

The celebration lasts five days, with more than 60,000 people who enjoy the holiday in front of La Tirana Church.

Attractions

Religious and anthropological interest.

Activities

Bicycle ridings, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway

Santiago-Iquique: Airway (LanChile and Sky)

Anywhere-Iquique: Land route

Iquique-Pozo Almonte: Land route

Pozo Almonte-La Tirana: Land route.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is frequent with a high media of 0,9 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,4ºC and the lowest is 12,5ºC.

Services

Food.

Surroundings

Huatacondo prehispanic towns, Collagua, Pintados geoglifos, La Huayca, Lagar, Huasco Lagoon, Humberstone Saltpeter Office, Pisadas de Dinosaurios, Santa Laura Saltpeter Office vestiges, La Tirana Catholic Sanctuary, Macaya, Lirima and Mamiña Springs

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