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Vicuña

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Vicuña is the main urban center of the Elqui Valley. Founded in 1821 and located 620 meters above sea level, the town offers a beautiful landscape and different tourism services.

With 22.570 inhabitants, Vicuña has beautiful adobe architecture. Some of the constructions are the Bauer Tower, the parroquial church, the Cabildo room, the Historical Museum, the Gabriela Mistral Museum and Library and the Madariaga House and Museum.

Other attractions are the Main Square, Pisco Capel Industry, Virgen Hill Balcony and the Municipal Observatory of Cerro Mamalluca.

Attractions

Agricultural, anchitectural and cultural interest zone.

Activities

Photography.

Location

Fourth region. Located 62 kilometers east of La Serena and 3 kilometers west of San Isidro.

How to get there?

Anywhere-La Serena: Land route, by Panamericana Highway north (473 kilometer)

Santiago, Arica, Iquique, Antofagasta, Copiapo-La Serena: Airway.

La Serena-Vicuña: Land route, by Internacional Route Gabriela Mistral CH-41.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Semiarid. Arid by the north and mild by the south. The shore temperatures are homogeneuos, meanwhile in the interior the temperature oscillates between day and night time. Rain during winter season.

Services

Housing, food, outdoor activities, museums, parks, camping.

Surroundings

La Virgen Hill, El Molle, La Laguna Dam, Gualliuaica, Monte Grande, Cerro Mamalluca Astronomical Observatory, Cerro Tololo Astronomical Observatory, Paihuano, Cochiguaz Valley, Elqui River Valley.

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