San Pedro de Atacama Church

Know San Pedro de Atacama Church

Located in the main square of the country´s archaeological capital, the San Pedro de Atacama Church was built in 1745 and today is the most important architecture attraction of the region. National Monument since 1951, the church is made of rock and adobe, while its roof is made of wood. It is 41 meters long and 7,5 meters wide. The town saint is Saint Peter, and the celebrations for him are done on June 29. Then, there are parties with typical music, dances and customes.

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

    Archaeological interest zone.

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:


  • Weather:

    Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

  • Location:

    Archaeological interest zone.

  • Services;

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

  • How to get there:

    Anywhere-Calama: Airway.
    Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.
    Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.
    Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.
    Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.

  • Surroundings:

    Tulor town, Puritana springs, Cordillera of the Salt, Chaxa Lagoon, Tara Lagoon, Miscanti and Miñiques, Peine, Quitor Pukara, Jere Stream, Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama Salar, San Pedro de Atacama, Socaire, Toconao, Moon Valley, Licancabur Volcano.

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