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Putre Church

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Putre Church is visited by thousands of people every year, due to the singular architecture and simple construction of its walls, made with adobe (mud and straw) and rocks.

The current building is not the original though. That construction was destroyed by an earthquake, and this new church was built in 1670.

Attractions

Interesting architecture.

Activities

Photography.

Location

First region. Located 45 kilometers east of Parinacota, 145 kilometers northeast of Arica and 447 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 International Route CH-11 Arica- Tambo Quemado (Bolivia).

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

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts.

Surroundings

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

They recommend us

  • "Everything was excellent, in special the attention of Transfer drivers, they were very kind!"

    January/2013

    Francisca Gabriela García Torres

  • "It was nice to count with you during our trip. "

    March/2013

    Maikol Andrés Campillay

  • "Dear Mariangel and Verena, I wanted to just thank you for everything. The trip has been great in every way. He returned to Argentina, Chile knowing much more than I thought, thanks to my travel companions,…"

    February/2013

    Gustavo Javier Busso

  • "Everything was perfectly, thanks a lot!"

    February/2013

    Reto Zwahlen

  • "From Peru with us, you make me admire this wonderful brother country which is Chile. "

    December/2012

    Rolando Salazar

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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