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San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum

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Cultural patrimony with more than 10,000 years of history, the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel of Azapa is another place to visit in Arica.

Located almost 10 kilometers from Azapa Valley, the museum has anthropological vestiges and a colorful native flora and fauna surroundings.

With favorable weather conditions, outside the museum you can find petroglyphs (a chronological view from fishing time to hunters, before the Chinchorro mummies and the aymara sheherd) and take pictures of them with authorization.

The exhibition has more than 20,000 archaeological pieces that show the human development, divided in 3 sections: land, sea and men and its crafts and agricultural production; you can also find explanations about their beliefs about magical and religious world.

Activities

Trekking, horseback ridings, mountainbike, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region. Located 12 kilometers northwest of Arica and 302 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-Azapa Valley: Land route (north)

Azapa Valley-Archaeological Museum: Land route, by Route A-27 (12 kilometers)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather, with homogeneous temperatures in the shore. The high media temperature is 27,4ºC and the lowest is 13,2ºC. The rain is almost zero due to shore couldiness, with a high media of 0,2 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, information center.

Surroundings

Arica, Camarones bay, Lluta River, Lluta geoglyphs, Morro of Arica, Chinchorro beach, El Laucho Beach, La Lisera Beach, San Miguel de Azapa Town, San Lorenzo Pucara, Las Peñas Religious Sanctuary, Cardones Stream.

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    January/2013

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    January/2013

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    January/2013

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    December/2012

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    March/2013

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