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Parinacota Church

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Parinacota Church is one of the main architecture attractions in the region. It was originally built in the 17th century and reconstructed in 1789.

Made of mud, salt and paja brava, the Parinacota church is a clear example of Spanish architecture, with archs and rocky coronas, and walls all around it.

Inside the church you will find statues of saints, everything done with colors and the style of the coloners.

Attractions

Interesting architecture.

Activities

Photography.

Location

First region. Located 15 kilometers southeast of Chungara, 36 kilometers east of Putre, 181 kilometers northeast of Arica and 498 kilometers north of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna.

Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia.

Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

Arica-Putre: Land route, by Route CH-11 Arica- Tambo Quemado.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 0,2 milimeters. The high media temperature is 27,4ºC and the lowest is 13,2ºC.

Services

Transportation.

Surroundings

Alero de Patapatane, Caquena Bofedal, Chungara Lake, Surire Salt Lagoon, Cotacotani Lagoons, Payachatas mountains, Parinacota, Lauca National Park, Putre, Caquena River, Chungará tambo.

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