Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, Antofagasta

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Imagine the roar of machinery in motion more than a century ago at Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, an abandoned silver foundry. When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902. The thick stone walls create a bold impression in the surrounding desert landscape, and the well-preserved interior offers a good introduction to the silver refining process. Explanations of the processes and machinery used, presented as informative exhibits, paint a picture of the people who worked in the building. Using our international travel planner, Antofagasta attractions like Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Never expected to find such an impressive historical statement of the mining history of Chile, and Antofagasta's role in it. Another must visit.  more »
  • I went there with some friends of Canada and they loved it , go there early and with time cuz they're a lot of things to read. The guide spoke English :)  more »
  • The Ruinas are a perfect backdrop for hosting a live outdoor concert. The site is quite impressive when the sun goes down and the local community hosts a number of free concerts there during the year ...  more »
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  • I love this historical site, visit must for every visitor
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  • Beautiful place, very quiet and with cultural activities and exhibitions for the whole family
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  • Great place though in the Museum there are things out of service still is patching him both to learn and to teach children
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  • It is the unique ruin, which I know in Chile accompanied by a desert Museum and well implemented.
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