Parque Cultural Ruinas de Huanchaca, Antofagasta

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#2 of 8 in Museums in Antofagasta Region
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 When it opened in 1892, the building was the most modern refinery in South America, though its technology soon became outdated and the site closed in 1902.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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  • Cute lugarrecomendable. Good access. Entry to the Museum costs $2,000, but a visit to the ruins is free.
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  • It is a very interesting tourist attraction. — Encourage the knowledge of the place. However, again I prefer printing missing something more... feel that we wasted these attractions not to get all the potential tourist.
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  • The place is a landmark of Antofagasta. Access is easy, free and is incredible to meet a ruins like those. The view of the city from here is beautiful.
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  • There's a museum, auditorium and cafe here
  • Perfect
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  • To see definitely ... Museum Hapy! The fossils are jnterno, a whole room of astronomical geography, a NASA Lem that served x inspection of Mars. A prototype of the trucks that are used for transporting stones from which copper is extracted. Definitely interesting
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  • A place in which there is a beautiful Museum to visit and also a cafeteria where you can eat something or drinking in case of need it in addition there are beautiful concerts outdoors
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