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 When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902.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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  • Ruins in excellent state of conservation, the ruins belong to the ruins of a cast of ore of silver. In addition there is a Museum of saltpeter, astronomy, and other things. Not you can leave for visit this place in Antofagasta, is behind the Enjoy.
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  • The place is full of history, the Museum is appealing full of information, very well-armed video can not miss it...
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  • The ruins allows to appreciate the scale that you ever had the mining activity in the area. The entrance for vehicles is a bit hidden. Under the ruins there is a Museum and a café where you can see works of contemporary art. Know the contents of the exhibitions of the Museum, since by the time decided to not enter.
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  • A beautiful building that power with solar light
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  • Beautiful, an ode to the desert and to the mining, culture, exhibitions and events.
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  • Very good site, lack a little more of the guide in place.
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  • Nice museum
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  • Cultural