Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, Antofagasta

(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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 When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902.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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  • It is a quiet place and to visit if you like the story and see fossils in addition, to my I really liked, but I don't know if all the attention.
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  • I think that the value of the entry is justified, because the Museum has little appeal, assuming that it receives external contributions... Can be seen from outside the ruins and take any photo, just that and the entrance money, puedw be invested in a juice out, when they walk to the Spa
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  • Place very beautiful at night since light it up and it looks very nice, that there is to know and see... this front enjoy casino for those who like the activities of these places.
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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