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 When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902.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. Put Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Antofagasta road trip planning website .
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  • September 25, 2017
    It is a beautiful place to visit in ruins and very well maintained, has a Museum and a bar, first baths. Pay an economic entrance to the Museum, which is very interesting and varied.
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  • September 21, 2017
    We went with the children you love things history that there is in place, the mini film explaining you about the land and its minerals
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  • September 6, 2017
    Cute space than condidera a foundation of end of the century silver and surrounded by a Museum in the area. All this is accompanied by a nice view to the Pacific Ocean. The space features outdoor amphitheater.
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  • July 24, 2017
    If you want to know the history of Afta you must go to the Park. There you'll see ruins and you will know because they are and when and for q were. They have a very nice Museum, a team of working small making juggling to get later this place. Lack them support from the authorities. It could be a cultural great point. They have a cafeteria with variety. The boys have much fun. Do not miss it. Very cute place.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Very nice, well done, nice Museum. But the night light does not work (a shame) and panels violated external are so ruined that they don't read
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  • June 29, 2017
    The Huanchaca ruins are very nice, there is a museum tb on history of saltpeter and audiovisual rooms with stories of the North. TB there is a café with rich sweet and q area children to color and do not get bored.
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  • June 6, 2017
    I love this historical site, visit must for every visitor
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