Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, Antofagasta
(3.9/5 based on 260 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 When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902.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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  • Beautiful, to learn about culture. An entry will be charged but for a reasonable price. In addition to be able to enter the Planetarium and see to learn about that. It is reachable by public transportation. Since groups and buses that go to the casino, let outside income
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  • The Huanchaca ruins within the Huanchaca Cultural Park, located in Avenida Angamos, every tourist if you have the chance to look, should do it, it is one of the monuments of the city and the best located Hotel and casino Enjoy.
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  • Visit generates high expectations and boasts a beautiful garden of stones, but the samples inside is very heterogeneous... There are several that do not deserve to be in the place
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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