Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, Iquique

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Once a center for 19th-century Chile's booming salt production industry, today Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone stands as a ghost town. The town rose up around the saltpeter refineries; some it now functions as a museum, but most of the area remains open for you to tour on your own. Walk around and see what time has changed, visiting the homes of the workers that once hailed from Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Most of the machines are authentic pieces that functioned during the refinery's operation. Use our Iquique attractions planner to add Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone and other attractions to your Iquique vacation plans.
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  • Recommended 100% somewhere to learn about the history and suffering of hundreds of compatriots in chile... Guide Cristian, I take Hat a capo 2 time I go and this time was lucky enough go with your help and guide a 10 for the!
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  • Highly recommended for people who visit Iquique. ✔️Llevar plenty of water, glasses and hat for the Sun and sunscreen. ✔️La entry has a value of $4,000 each adult. ✔️existe a guide who makes a journey by voluntary tip. ✔️SE recommend going early, we went to 15 hrs and the heat was very much. ✔️Nosotros went in a particular way, take a bus in the Iquique market on one side and has a value of $2,000 each. This bus leaves you out of the nitrate, only must cross a footbridge and the return expected in whereabouts which is just outside.
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  • Humberstone is a great place to visit, especially if they are fortunate to have the guidance of Cristian, who is a great guide that is in charge of that visit is entertaining for children and adults. He also is a historian so your company is a walk through the history of chile
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