European Southern Observatory Paranal, Antofagasta

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European Southern Observatory Paranal is located in Antofagasta. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to European Southern Observatory Paranal and many more Antofagasta attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antofagasta holiday planner.
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  • May 17, 2017
    Good explanation. Incredible big four telescopes used to investigate. One is left with the desire to see something, but the tours are only during the day. Before leaving, I saw a comment on TripAdvisor of another person which indicates that it is possible to go without car. After attending the tour, contradict it: is strictly recommended to go by car. About 150 kms separated Paranal Antofagasta. The route is desert, I am not exaggerating. On the way, we traveled over 60kms absolutely alone. At the time of going are 9kms in ascent, in addition to the features of temperature and height, as well as a road intended only for cars, I see the option to walk difficult. Finally travel within the Observatory is made by car, in caravans to reach telescopes. If you want to go, do not risk to be fired in the middle of the desert without phone signal.
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  • March 28, 2017
    with a duration of about 2 hr where show you the installation and running the tour partecon a video in a room where carried out a brief explanation of as were built subsequently visit the inside of the telescope where you can see its structure, to then resume the installation where they work (offices) and the hotel. It is a place very interesting also is free of charge, is scheduling the visit and fill out a form that is delivered in goal
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  • March 13, 2017
    You can visit on weekends and without cost, just have to make the request for visit in advance.
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Though not yet seen as an international tourist destination, the northern city of Antofagasta has a welcome number of hotels and other accommodations. Head to the main coastal road to find some of the more popular high-rise hotels, offering rooms with sea views and onsite restaurants. The inland urban areas provide a good set of simple hotels, along with characterful boutiques and backpacker-friendly hostels. If planning on staying in the area for an extended period, consider renting an apartment in one of Antofagasta's main residential neighborhoods.
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